Kansas City, Mo., Oct 18, 2007 / 13:13 pm
Planned Parenthood is facing criminal charges in Kansas for aborting late-term, pre-born babies in violation of state law.
On Wednesday, Kansas District Attorney Phill Kline filed a 107-count indictment against the abortion provider. The charges are 23 felony counts of making false information, 26 misdemeanor counts of failure to maintain records, 29 misdemeanor counts of failure to determine viability for a late-term abortion and 29 misdemeanor counts of unlawful late-term abortion.
The felonies carry possible fines of up to $100,000 for each count, and the misdemeanors carry possible fines of up to $2,500 for each count.
Judy Smith, State Director of Concerned Women of America's Kansas branch, said, “We believe that the allegations brought against Planned Parenthood of Overland Park need to be investigated. The people have a right to expect that the laws enacted by their representatives are followed to the letter.”