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New AG Concerned about Security in Late-Term Abortionist Case

Newly installed Attorney General Paul Morrison says he's concerned about the security of records used in an unsuccessful attempt to prosecute the state's most visible abortion doctor.
( [email protected] ) Jan 10, 2007 02:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Newly installed Attorney General Paul Morrison says he's concerned about the security of records used in an unsuccessful attempt to prosecute the state's most visible abortion doctor.

Morrison unseated former Attorney General Phill Kline in the November election.

Before leaving office, Kline appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case involving Dr. George Tiller. Kline also turned over documents – including edited patient records – to the special prosecutor.

Morrison plans to fire the special prosecutor. But he says he's worried that records may not be secure and may have been copied.

Kline alleges Dr. Tiller has improperly used mental health concerns to justify late-term abortions. Kline also contends Dr. Tiller failed to properly report details of the abortions to the state health officials.

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