Wichita, Kansas, Kansans for Life -- Today Sedgwick County Judge Clarke Owens rejected motions to dismiss 19 charges against late-term abortionist George Tiller.
Kansans for Life Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp breathed a sigh of relief. "This is a judge who has examined everything both sides had to offer and remained convinced the prosecution was proper. We can only hope that the state Supreme Court will not again open their door to Tiller when he comes knocking this week for extraordinary intervention, as we predict he will do." The trial is scheduled to begin March 16.
About a year ago, Tiller’s attorneys made a motion to dismiss all the charges against Tiller. The attorneys called witness after witness including two former Attorneys General. They questioned every document and questioned every witness until all options were exhausted. They made several implications, innuendos, and suppositions about the charges trying to detract from the actual evidence.
Judge Clark Owens listened patiently to all the witnesses and all the arguments. Seldom did he overrule an objection and actually extended extra time to Tiller’s attorneys when they requested it. Judge Owens studied voluminous documents.
The result: The highest paid attorneys, working for the infamous George Tiller, presenting their best case and bringing all their powerful influence; could not get the charges dismissed. The Rule of Law is still alive in Sedgwick County.
Tiller will be going to trial.
AND he will be tried on the evidence and the merits of the case – period.
Finally, be aware that Tiller’s attorneys do not want the real evidence submitted to the Court, so we are sure there will be many more objections, appeals, and other antics designed to delay the inevitable.
But today, we thank God for Judge Owens’ ruling.
Let's continue to pray for Tiller's conversion and for the closing of his late-term abortion mill.