Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Kansas Clinic
Yesterday, a grand jury refused to issue an indictment against a Kansas Planned Parenthood clinic concerning allegations of parental notice and informed consent violations.
“We are once again vindicated, as we have been any time there is an objective review of these allegations,” said Peter Brownlie, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. “The jury investigated all of the allegations that were in the petition that resulted in the grand jury being formed, and they found no evidence of any wrongdoing.”
Normally, a prosecutor would decide when to convene a grand jury, but Kansas is one of just six states that allow citizen-petitioned grand juries. Abortion opponents in Kansas have recently used this law to impanel grand juries against two abortion providers in their state.