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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

No Charges!!!!!

The anti-abortion nuts lost today in their attempt to bring charges against a Kansas abortion provider.

Grand jury adjourns with no charges against Wichita abortion doctor

The grand jury investigating Wichita abortion provider George Tiller adjourned this afternoon without an indictment.

Judge Paul Buchanan, who presided over the grand jury, said the panel returned a "no true bill," meaning charges will not be filed.

In a statement released this afternoon through the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, the grand jury said:

"After six months of conducting an investigation that included hearing extensive witness testimony, reviewing volumes of documents and medical records of patients of Women's Health Care Services, this Grand Jury has not found sufficient evidence to bring an indictment on any crime related to the abortion laws."

The grand jury said it found "questionable late-term abortions" but said Kansas law needs to be clearer before any investigation is likely to yield criminal charges against Women's Healthcare Services, the clinic Tiller runs. Tiller is one of only a handful of doctors in the country who performs late-term abortions.

Kansas law has limited late-term abortions to cases of "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function." The Kansas Supreme Court has interpreted that to include the mental health of the mother.

"As the current law is written and interpreted by the Kansas Supreme Court, late-term abortions will continue for many circumstances that would seem, as a matter of common interpretation, not to meet the definition of 'substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function,' " the grand jury said in its statement.

Bravo to the jury for their decision!! I'm sure that they pissed the anti-abortion nuts off with this decision. But too damn bad!! I have no doubt that they will attempt to convene jury after jury until they get their way. Hopefully that never happens.

As someone suggested on the comments linked to this story, can the state of Kansas convene a grand jury to bring charges against the pro-life whacks for wasting the tax payer's money on this witch hunt? Someone needs to turn the tables on these people because this was just ridiculous!!

Let's hope that we get more results like this. It's about damn time someone put these people in their place. They have no business getting involved!!

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