Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 charges that it falsified records and performed illegal abortions. Phil Kline filed the charges in 2007 when he served as Johnson County district attorney.
The case had been tied up in a dispute over subpoenas, but the high court returned it to the District Court, where it may proceed.
Friday’s decision is far from a big win for anti-abortion groups, however, because it imposes restrictions on what evidence can be used by prosecutors. A key set of state abortion records, for instance, is off limits, the court ruled.
And with that, 23 felony charges against Planned Parenthood could just disappear without further investigation.by