Kansas Drops Case Against Planned Parenthood
August 17, 2012

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe have dropped the remaining 32 misdemeanor charges against Planned Parenthood of Kansas City.
They were last of 107 counts brought against Planned Parenthood the case was originally brought by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.
Prosecutors determined Planned Parenthood’s conduct in determining the gestational age of a fetus was proper and Planned Parenthood did not violate the state’s abortion laws.
“This case has been an abuse of political power, pure and simple,” noted Pedro Irigonegaray, counsel for Planned Parenthood in statement Friday afternoon.
Over the course of the case, various charges against Planned Parenthood were dropped by the state’s prosecutors.
In some cases, it was because the records the prosecutors planned to rely upon for evidence could not be found.