Tiller Demands Special Treatment at Trial
Wichita, KS – Attorneys for abortionist George R. Tiller are demanding special treatment for their client as he faces 19 criminal misdemeanor counts of violating the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions. Tiller wants a jury of 12 to hear his case, but Kansas state law only allows for a jury of six on misdemeanor cases.
“Anyone else facing similar charges in Kansas would get a jury of six. Tiller is trying to increase his chances of weaseling out of these charges by asking for a jury of twelve. It is just another example of how Tiller acts as if the laws don’t apply to him in the same way they do to everyone else. He has gotten so much special treatment that he now demands it,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
In other developments, Attorney General Paul Morrison, an abortion supporter who reluctantly charged Tiller with the 19 counts in June, is saying he is opposed to the interim legislative committee hearing the 44-minute recorded interview with Dr. Paul McHugh that discusses his professional opinion that Tiller misused psychiatry to illegally justify late-term abortions for trivial reasons. The recording is scheduled to be played tomorrow as the 3-day hearings begin. [Read Entire Story at Operation Rescue.]