Check out this article on BBC.com about a Republican attorney general, Phil Kline, in Kansas who is conducting secret investigations of all abortions performed in his state. He CLAIMS he's investigating unreported instances of statutory rape.
Here are some of the issues that bother me about this type of investigation:
1) There is no way for legislators to monitor the potential abuse of power by the attorney general in a secret investigation.
2) The supposed justification for the investigation is a rather thin veil for ideologically motivated witch hunting.
3) Christian conservatives probably ASSUME Kline is not telling the truth about the purpose of the investigation but since only "bad people" would be hurt by the lie and since the lie is in the service of "God," it's justified.
I'm more and more interested in hearing from Law Talking Guy (and/or Seventh Sister) about the legal strategies that the Christian conservative movement is adopting to do end run attacks at abortion.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 12:53 PM