Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Shredding Kathleen Sebelius

Written on October 28, 2011 by Michelle Malkin 


On Monday, a district judge in the Sunflower State suspended court proceedings in a high-profile criminal case against the abortion racketeers of Planned Parenthood. World Magazine, a Christian news publication, reported on new bombshell court filings showing that Kansas health officials “shredded documents related to felony charges the abortion giant faces.” World Magazine reported: “The health department failed to disclose that fact for six years, until it was forced to do so in the current felony case over whether it manufactured client records.”

The records are at the heart of the fraud case against Planned Parenthood. Kansas health bureaucrats now shrug that the destruction of these key documents — which they sheepishly admitted had “certain idiosyncrasies” — was “routine.” Who oversaw the agency accused of destroying the evidence six years ago? Sebelius.

As governor of Kansas, Sebelius fought transparency motions in the proceedings tooth and nail for years. Prosecutors allege a long-running heinous cover-up to manufacture false records of patients who had late-term abortions — and to whitewash Planned Parenthood’s systemic failures to report child rape.

Former GOP state Attorney General Phill Kline’s investigation turned up massive discrepancies in reported child rape statistics compared to Planned Parenthood and the late late-term abortionist George Tiller’s bogus claims. Planned Parenthood of Overland Park and Tiller together performed abortions on 166 girls aged 14 and under and only reported one each to authorities. So, 164 cases of underage rape or statutory rape went unreported and were not investigated by authorities.

Where is Joe Biden to decry actual rape atrocities and Nancy Pelosi to decry dire hazards to women’s health when we need them?

A Kansas district judge found probable cause of criminality in the abortion providers’ records; another district judge found probable cause to believe Planned Parenthood committed 107 criminal acts. Sebelius’ response? A bloody ideological soul mate of Tiller’s, she launched a vengeful witch-hunt against Kline. The state ethics board accused him of lying. The left-wing state Supreme Court Sebelius appointed stymied Kline’s subpoenas and appeals.

Kline was cleared of all ethics violations. In fact, for 20 full months, the state’s disciplinary board for lawyers suppressed an internal investigative report concluding there was zero probable cause to justify the ethics complaints.

Where there’s obstructionist smoke, there’s corruption fire. Under Sebelius’ watch as governor, an inspector general also reported that her appointed health policy board had “applied pressure to alter an audit report, restricted access to legal advice and threatened to fire her for meeting independently with legislators,” according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Entirely fitting, of course. The war on whistleblowers and inspectors general has been a hallmark of the current White House. And the radically pro-abortion rights Sebelius has ruled ruthlessly from her Beltway perch: policing citizen critics of Obamacare through a taxpayer-funded Internet snitch brigade; threatening private companies and insurers who have increased rates to cope with Obamacare coverage mandates; lashing out at newspapers who dare report on the costly consequences of the federal law.

As she bullies private companies to meet discriminatory and arbitrary disclosure demands, Sebelius has yet to be held accountable for overseeing state government agencies that conspired to hide the deadly truth about the Big Government/Big Abortion alliance from taxpayers. Like her boss in Washington, Sebelius’ political playbook has a single page: Destroy the messenger.

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.


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Planned Parenthood’s Shreddergate scandal

Posted: October 26, 2011
5:58 pm Eastern

© 2011

For the first time in its inglorious history, Planned Parenthood is facing criminal charges. These originated with a case former Johnson County, Kan., District Attorney Phill Kline filed in 2007, charging Planned Parenthood’s suburban Kansas City clinic with, among other things, 23 felonies for falsifying copies of abortion reports.The pre-trial hearing on this case, now being managed by current Johnson County DA Steve Howe, was to have taken place this past Monday. That was not to be.

Last Friday, Howe’s office asked for – and was granted – a postponement after learning that the key records had been shredded years ago by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

This shredding took place in 2005 when the KDHE was under the aegis of then-governor and now Obama Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. At the time, Kansas reigned unchallenged as the nation’s late-term abortion capital.

The Kansas City Star has rushed to the defense of Planned Parenthood. This has surprised no one. In 2006, Planned Parenthood had honored the Star with its top editorial honor, the “Maggie,” for its work in defeating Kline’s bid to be re-elected Kansas attorney general.

In one single paragraph, Star apologist Barbara Shelly managed to make more mistakes than some columnists make in a lifetime. Writes Shelly, the editorial page editor: “It turns out the documents being sought, which Planned Parenthood submitted to the clinic in 2003, were shredded in 2005 as part of an approved protocol used by the department for years. The records were long gone when Kline filed charges in 2007.”

For starters, Planned Parenthood did not submit these records to “the clinic.” Rather, its clinic submitted these records as required to the KDHE, which reported to Sebelius.

Yes, these records were shredded in 2005, but by this time they were already key evidence in a criminal investigation against Planned Parenthood. The Sebelius administration knew this.

In 2003, Kline, then attorney general, sought to obtain records from two Sebelius-controlled agencies, Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), which receives reports of child sexual abuse, and KDHE, which receives compliance reports regarding abortions.

According to Kline, Sebelius closely monitored his investigation into the enforcement of Kansas laws regarding child rape and late-term abortion violations as these were major campaign issues in 2002 and would likely be again in 2006.

When Kline’s attorneys approached SRS for help in its investigation, the agency balked. When a judge reviewed Kline’s case, he found reasonable cause to believe SRS records contained evidence of criminal activity, and he subpoenaed the records. The Sebelius administration fought the subpoenas.

By the summer of 2004, Kline finally received what he needed from SRS. The records showed that during a time when 166 abortions were performed on children under 14 in Kansas, only two of the cases had been reported to SRS as evidence of child sexual abuse. All 166 of them should have been.

To verify that Planned Parenthood performed some or all of these abortions, Kline needed the information in the KDHE reports. These were created by statute for the purpose of aiding law enforcement.

The reports are not medical records. Nor do they contain patient names. They are, however, coded in such a way that, with KDHE’s assistance, investigators could identify the clinic that performed a given abortion.

In late May 2004, District Court Judge Richard Anderson, a Democrat, subpoenaed the KDHE compliance reports, and KDHE resisted vigorously. In June, Anderson denied KDHE’s motion to quash the subpoena and ordered that copies of the records be produced.

In late June 2004, KDHE produced copies of the subpoenaed records. Only a Star reporter could believe that these same records were innocently and routinely shredded in 2005.

In July 2004, Kline received an unwelcome surprise when the Washington-based Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) sued him as a way of challenging Kansas’s mandatory reporting laws.

Kline has long wondered how CRR knew enough to file suit. The subpoenas ordered by the court were to be kept secret. He believes that Sebelius, in violation of court order, tipped CRR off. The timing of the suit certainly raises that possibility.

Encouraged by the CRR lawsuit, KDHE quickly filed a new motion for a stay of the subpoenas and a return of the file copies that Kline had secured. Judge Anderson denied KDHE’s motion.

At this point, the Sebelius administration had to be worried. The evidence Kline had gathered could potentially cost Planned Parenthood, a key political ally, $350 million a year in federal funding if convicted of failure to report child rape.

Kline’s investigators isolated the codes of the two abortion clinic that were performing abortions on girls 14 and under. When they requested the coding information to identify the clinics, KDHE again refused to cooperate.

And again Judge Anderson had to intervene to force KDHE to do its job. The clinics in question, to no one’s great surprise, proved to be George Tiller’s in Wichita and Planned Parenthood’s in Johnson County.

In October 2004, Anderson found probable cause that the records at both clinics contained evidence of crimes and promptly subpoenaed individual case files. Predictably, the clinics filed a motion to quash, which was denied.

Now the clinics and the Sebelius administration knew Kline’s office was zeroing in on some inconvenient truths. And so the clinics took their fight to the Sebelius-friendly Kansas Supreme Court. This move initiated some of the most bizarre legal shenanigans of any criminal case ever, but that is a story for another day.

It was at the height of this tense legal battle that the KDHE under Sebelius started to destroy the original documents, and it did so without any notification to the court or to investigators.

This would not have been a problem in itself if the copies KDHE had originally produced for Kline, already validated for court use, were available, but they are not.

When Kline left office in January 2007, he gave those copies to Judge Anderson for safekeeping. Paul Morrison, Kline’s successor as AG, promptly requested the copies from Anderson.

Sebelius had persuaded Morrison, the Republican Johnson County DA, to switch parties and run against Kline. With nearly 2 million in indirect backing from Tiller and the enthusiastic support of the Star, Morrison won.  (NOlathe note: Within one year Morrison resigned following a number of documented ethical and legal charges including the illegal use of FBI data files to investigate political foes and an adulterous affair with a staff member in Johnson County.)

What Sebelius did not expect was that the Republican precinct captains of Johnson County would elect Kline to complete Morrison’s term as DA in Planned Parenthood’s home. As DA, Kline was able to make his own copies of the KDHE records and take them back to Johnson County.

No sooner did Kline do that than Morrison asked Judge Anderson to order Kline to return those copies. Anderson refused, telling Morrison that Kline’s evidence against Planned Parenthood was strong.

Morrison responded by holding an improbable press conference at which he announced that Planned Parenthood had done nothing wrong. He then joined Planned Parenthood in secret lawsuits suing both Kline and Anderson.

In May 2007 – a month after Judge Anderson told Morrison’s office, “There is evidence of crimes in the records that need to be evaluated” – Planned Parenthood held a gala fundraiser in Kansas City to celebrate Sebelius’s birthday.

Now back in Johnson County, Kline had the opportunity to review the KDHE records. In doing so, he realized that Planned Parenthood had apparently falsified copies of the records it sent to KDHE.

Prior to filing the charges, Kline had to show the evidence to Anderson. Anderson had the Topeka PD document expert check the records and promptly found probable cause. In October 2007, Kline charged Planned Parenthood with committing 107 criminal acts, including the 23 felonies of manufacturing documents.

The question the Star should be asking now is this: Where are the validated KDHE records Morrison received from Judge Anderson? Right now, no one is saying. Were they, too, “routinely” shredded?

The copies of the copies that Kline kept in the Johnson County DA’s office can be used in court, but establishing their chain of custody is difficult and time-consuming. This is what Johnson County DA Howe must do to move the case forward.

Planned Parenthood is sitting on this $350 million Shreddergate powder keg. It remains to be seen what Sebelius and friends can do other than duck for cover.


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From: cindy daugherty
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 15:16:46 GMT+00:00

Subject: What do you think?

KSGOP considers 2012 party platform — to include Obama Care in KS!

If our governor was a Democrat and his first act was to approve the acceptance of the Early Innovator Grant to implement Obama Care in Kansas: (1) would we be changing party platform to accommodate his implementation plans and (2) would we be silent?

Kansas is celebrating its 150 years of statehood our state has come a long way from an settled territory, whos rule of law was executed with a six shooter or noose. We made history when our state was accepted into the union as a free state and again with the Supreme Courts opinion, Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, that separate but equal is no longer constitutional. For such a young state we defined freedom early and often!

So, is of little surprise that Rep. Gov. Brownback marks our states birthday with the most controversial, unconstitutional, freedom stripping action in the state of KS. He will set our state back 150 years of proud heritage by of being one of the few states to step forward as early innovators for Obama Care in the United States. There are six states that have accepted a significant portion of the federal taxpayer debt to strip taxpayers of their constitutional right NOT TO PURCHASE A PRODUCT and/or SERVICE we do not want!

Confused? So am I? But lets back up just 2 years, when the Republican Party delegates gathered from across the state and defined the states 2010 party platform: Under the tenth amendment, Kansas has the constitutional right to govern the state and the policies affecting its citizens. We must reestablish our right to determine federal health care mandates unconstitutional by adopting the Health Care Freedom Act.

On August 13th, the Republican Party delegates will gather again to develop the 2012 platform, with the objective to change this platform statement to fit Gov. Brownbacks unconstitutional actions, because it would look improper for a Republican to govern in a manner that contradicts the partys platform. The propose platform will read: Supports Governor Sam Brownback and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer in their pursuit of a conservative plan toward systemic healthcare change in Kansas that centers on individuals and families. With that SMALL change, the Republican party is free to implement mandatory health care exchanges. No Guilt! Problem solved. Right?

No not really. We have to address the money aspect of the Health Care implementation. Gov. Brownback has accepted the $31.5M from the federal government and the system is not self-sustaining, so it has to be added to the states yearly budget! So the following is a proposed statement that will be added to the party platform: Demands that every Kansas government agency, implement only those minimal parts the Act that Kansas is legally compelled to do and insists that, before the State of Kansas makes any expenditure to implement a Health Care Exchange, the peoples constitutional representatives in the Kansas Legislature be required to vote on any expenditure of funds during the 2012 legislative session. I don’t know one Rep. state representative, candidate or incumbent, who supported Obama Care. Will they support it now that its part of the party platform?

Our state budget is reflective of the debt debate recently witnessed in Washington. Our state is one of the few top taxing states, yet we do not meet ALL of the current budget requirements. How can we implement a costly entitlement program without impacting the states current budget problems? Obama Care is unsustainable at the federal level and a doomsday project at the state level. The state will need to raise premium costs, raise taxes, and borrow from the federal government, as is evident with Romney Care in Mass., to manage, maintain, and implement Obama Care in the state. Those qualifying for subsidized premiums are greater than those not qualifying for it.

Okay. Now that all the details for implementing an unconstitutional mandate within a free state has the green light for execution via changes to the party’s platform! I thought for a minute I would be forced to buy something I did not want and that there would be taxation/penalty fines for not doing so without representation. Everything is now street legal for every Kansan to swallow the KS Healthcare Exchange (KMED-E) pill without gagging or complaining all because it will be written in the gospel according to the KSGOP platform.

Freedom is NOT FREE: What value is accessed for our 10th Amendment Right. Dividing the $31.5M of our tax dollars, divided by Kansass 2010 census population, 2,853,118 — you get $11.04. Our protection from government intrusion was sold for $11.04 per person. Seems a bit cheap to me, I would have felt better had I received a Cornhusker Kickback deal, but since Im only a Johnson County Republican Delegate, who was not afforded an opportunity to negotiate their own deal or in put of the country party platform, I guess $11.04 will have to suffice. Will it be considered “taxable income” on next year’s state income tax forms?

Another thought just crossed my mind….will our U.S. Republican Congressional delegation to Washington be forced to vote in favor of funding and implementing Obama Care on future legislation? They, like all other Kansas Republicans, must uphold the Kansas Republican Party platform. Good question! And if we change our platform, will it be included in the National Republican Party platform? Will they be forced to adopted exception to the rule amendments to all numerous Republican governors to freely implement Obama Care? Again….tooo many questions.

If you disagree with the whiplash change in the KS Republican Party Platform and Gov. Brownbacks silent, but costly, implementation of Obama Care you need to contact your state legislators, state Republican Party delegates and Republican Party County Chairs NOW! We cannot be silent when our constitutional rights are being stripped from us!

Next make plans to attend the gathering of Elephants at the 2012 Republican Party State Delegation Meeting as it is being written: State Committee Meeting: 1:00pm-3:30pm, Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, 210 N Mosely St, Wichita, KS 67202. You may not be able to vote, but your voices and presence at the event will symbolize your opposition to implementation of Obama Care in our state and change in party platform to support its implementation in the state.


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By Alina Selyukh

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. health insurance companies must fully cover women’s birth control and other preventive health care services under Obama administration rules released on Monday.

The mandate from the Health and Human Services Department represents a landmark decision in a decades-long debate on women’s health issues that has pitted family planning groups against conservative organizations.

“Under the law, we’re making it illegal to charge women more just because of their gender,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday.

The guidelines, a product of last year’s healthcare overhaul, go into effect on Monday, and require insurers to do away with co-payments on coverage of preventive care services for women in all new plans beginning in August 2012.

The rules largely follow recommendations from a scientific advisory group released last month.

The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) said in a July report that all government-approved birth control methods — including the “morning-after pill,” taken shortly after sexual intercourse to stop a pregnancy — should be included in the U.S. list of preventive health services. [ID:nN1E76I0HG]

The newly required coverage also includes free screenings for gestational diabetes, testing for human papillomavirus in women over 30, counseling for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and screening for domestic violence.

“Today is a historic victory for women’s health and women across the country,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “The decision by HHS is monumental for millions of women.”

Conservative groups balked at the decision to force private insurers to fully cover birth control. “HHS says the intent of its ‘preventive services’ mandate is to help ‘stop health problems before they start,'” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chairman of the pro-life activities committee at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “But pregnancy is not a disease, and children are not a ‘health problem.'”

In a nod to conservative groups, the HHS included an amendment to its final rules that would allow religious employees and institutions to choose whether to cover contraception services in their insurance.


For at least 50 years, religious objections to birth control have made the topic a hot-button social issue in the United States.

In 1965, a Supreme Court ruling ended an era when states could ban the use of contraceptives, arguing that such power violated “the right to marital privacy.” In 1972, another case upheld unmarried couples’ rights to the use of contraceptives.

Monday’s rules mark another turn in the debate and could help put birth control in financial reach for some women.

Many of the bigger employers must include birth control among the services covered by their insurance, but require women to pay part of the price. The HHS guidelines would get rid of the co-pay.

“(Contraception) is not controversial in the lives of women… To an extent, this is not really new, but it’s filling in the gaps,” said Judy Waxman, vice president for health and reproductive rights at the National Women’s Law Center, a non-profit pro-choice education center.

There is some question about how much impact the rule will have on coverage of the “morning-after pill.”

The HHS rule requires coverage of contraceptives “as prescribed.” Two most commonly used government-approved emergency contraceptives — “Plan B” from Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA.TA) and “Next Choice” from Watson Pharmaceuticals (WPI.N) — are sold over the counter. The only prescription emergency pill is Watson’s “ella,” approved in 2010.

“It’s regulatory sleight of hand on the part of HHS,” said Dr. Michele Curtis, an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School.

Still, some women said the government’s mandate for full coverage of birth control is a welcome step.

“I’m not on it now, but I took it in my twenties, and it cost a small fortune back then,” said 47-year-old Carole Murphy, who was shopping at a local CVS on Monday. “It’s good to have the option if you need it.”

To read the HHS guidelines, visit http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines. (Reporting by Alina Selyukh, Anna Yukhananov and Andrew Seaman. Editing by Maureen Bavdek and Robert MacMillan)

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Co-author:  Charles Winkler, Virginia

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody

Henpecked Acres                                               
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
kdunwoody2@aol.com www.NOlathe.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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“Planned Parenthood applauds Congress and the Obama administration for creating PREP and investing in comprehensive sex education that will help keep teens healthy and safe,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country look forward to partnering with states to provide effective sex education for adolescents so that they have the information and skills they need to help them delay sexual activity and to protect themselves when they become sexually active.”  http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/planned-parenthood-urges-states-apply-prep-sex-ed-funding-33372.htm 

As one might expect, Johnson County Health Department was the first in Kansas to apply for these funds.  After two weeks of input and discussions it appeared again on the July 7th agenda.  But now even the ICLU was involved.  http://lims.jocogov.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=991&doctype=AGENDA

How does a government agency best achieve the desired results?  By selectively controlling the data input.  Here Commissioner Hayden asks how teenage rapes are reported.  The response is truly shocking.

Then Commissioner Ashcraft asks for an explanation to understand why teenage pregnancies have been on a steady decline for more than a decade.  The only explanation involved parental intervention and other than that, the Health Department has no clue what has worked so let’s throw more Obama Bucks at it.

Commissioner Osterhaus is probably the most dedicated and full-time Commissioner of the group.  As a Youth Minister he probably had the most to contribute to this discussion but other than his vote, he sat quietly during the debate.  Leadership is more than casting a vote on something others have constructed in your absence.

It required some planning and coordination between four of the seven Commissioners as you view the Motion, discussion, another Motion and the vote to get these Obama Bucks approved (at no expense to the County).  If the four did in fact plan this outcome, it may be a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) which prevents such behavior (four is 57% of the total Commission).  

It would appear on the surface at least that the District Attorney has two items to investigate: Does Johnson County knowingly and willingly not report rapes as required by law?  Did four of the seven Commissioners conspire in violation of KOMA?  Is any investigation likely?

In May 2010 the Commission again considered Obama Bucks funneled through and controlled by Planned Parenthood. http://lims.jocogov.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=718&doctype=AGENDA  Pay attention to the explanation by Commissioner Lindstrom for voting “NO” (however he voted “YES” in 2011 above) and the “YES” vote by Commissioner Eilert that he later denied making. 

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody                                
Henpecked Acres                            
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
kdunwoody2@aol.com www.NOlathe.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY http://vimeo.com/23038312

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If you want to debate that abortion should be a woman’s decision, debate.  If you want to debate the beginning of life, debate.  If you want to debate the sanctity of life, debate.  But when Senator (Republican and Senate Vice President) John Vratil states that inspecting abortion clinics in Kansas “is truly government waste of taxpayer dollars and I oppose such waste” is truly pathetic.  Predictably the other Johnson County liberal Senators Huntington and Owens concur. 

http://www.kslegislature.org/li/m/pdf/daily_journal_senate_20110427114530.pdf  Pages 626-627

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
kdunwoody2@aol.com  www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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