KS: Patient privacy must prevail in records sweep (Editorial)

Johnson County District Attorney Phil Kline is spending a great deal of time trying to obtain information about former patients of the Overland Park Planned Parenthood clinic.

The information is contained in records that women patients rightfully expected would remain confidential. Kline’s demands have gone beyond what a special counsel and a judge have deemed is necessary for a grand jury to do its work.

Once again, Kline is displaying contempt for patient privacy as he uses a public law enforcement office to carry out his crusade against abortion providers.

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