Planned Parenthood's huge victory in Kansas
The Kansas City Star
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline couldn’t bring down Planned Parenthood. Neither, so far, can Gov. Sam Brownback.
On Friday, the group was celebrating a big, big victory as Johnson County and state prosecutors dropped the last charges against the group, first brought about eight years ago by Kline.
This ruling won’t change how people on both sides of the abortion debate feel about Planned Parenthood.
Correctly so, pro-Planned Parenthood supporters want it to be kept around to provide information to millions of young women about birth control. You know - how to prevent pregnancies.
And, yes, Planned Parenthood is needed to make sure legal abortions can be safely provided.
But critics will keep up their attacks intended to shut the organization down.
The most deranged opponents have resorted to murder and firebombings.
In this case, the attempt to use the justice system to kill or hamper Planned Parenthood has failed.
And that’s a good thing.