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All Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood on Eve of Rel
All Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood on Eve of Release of New Evidence of Prosecutorial Corruption
Christian Newswire/Operation Rescue
District Attorney Steve Howe requested this afternoon that last of the criminal charges against Planned Parenthood be dismissed. Howe bumped up the dismissal from a scheduled Monday hearing after news leaked that Operation Rescue had obtained documents that prove Howe dropped the 49 most serious charges against Planned Parenthood under false pretenses.
New documents obtained by Operation Rescue through Kansas Open Records Act requests prove that records crucial to the criminal prosecution of Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood (CHPP) of Overland Park that were said to have been destroyed currently exist and were placed under seal in the custody of the Shawnee County Clerk of the Court by Judge Richard Anderson on January 12, 2012.
Documents also obtained from the office of Judge Anderson indicate that there was never any formal inquiry about the records from the Planned Parenthood case prosecutor, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe, or from Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, who was tasked in November, 2011, with determining who was responsible for the destruction of the supposed final copy of the records that were the basis for 49 out of 107 total criminal charges against Planned Parenthood, including 28 felonies.
"We call on Howe and others involved to immediately resign and we call for an independent investigation into this conspiracy to obstruct justice," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "This is corruption, plain and simple."
This is evidence that proves that the 49 charges dismissed in November, 2011, at the request of Howe were dropped under false pretenses two months before Anderson moved and sealed the remaining records. It further indicates the possibly the dismissal was the result of a wide-spread criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The existence of the records proves that Howe lied to protect Planned Parenthood and persuade Judge Steven Tatum to dismiss the felony charges pending against them. It implicates a former governor, state supreme court justices, three Attorneys General, and two District Attorneys in a plot with Planned Parenthood to destroy evidence along with the criminal case to protect the $300 million of Federal tax grants received by Planned Parenthood organizations each year under the condition that they obey the law.
It also shows that the ethics charge against former Attorney General Phill Kline, who filed the criminal case against Planned Parenthood during his tenure as Johnson County District Attorney was based on false statements and was politically motivated to protect Planned Parenthood from prosecution and ensure that the case against them was discredited and the evidence destroyed.
Operation Rescue has released an account with links to all documents that show that the records Cheryl Sullenger received from Anderson prove that the evidence has existed all along in the custody of Judge Anderson and that neither Howe nor Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, who was tasked with investigating the evidence destruction, ever bothered to make a formal request for the records or verify their existence.
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