Friday, February 25, 2005

What the fuck IS the matter with Kansas?

From the NY Times:
Attorney General Phill Kline, a Republican who has made fighting abortion a staple of his two years in the post, is demanding the complete medical files of scores of women and girls who had late-term abortions, saying on Thursday that he needs the information to prosecute criminal cases.
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Advocates on both sides of the abortion issue said the broad investigation, backed by a judge's subpoena, is the first of its kind in pursuit of criminal charges, although the federal Justice Department has unsuccessfully sought similar records in its defense of a ban on a procedure sometimes used to end pregnancies after the first trimester that doctors call intact dilation and extraction and that critics call partial-birth abortion.
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Mr. Kline's efforts to obtain records from abortion clinics follows his failed attempt last year to require the state's health workers to report any sexual activity of girls younger than 16, the age of legal consent in Kansas.
We seem to have a real live Nazi living in Kansas. How cute.

I wonder how Kansas is doing with retaining their youth once they hit that magical age of 18? I'm going to guess not real well. I wonder if they see the correlation between their youth flight and crazy shit like this. I hope Kansas continues to wither up and die if this is representative of the state.