... Kline’s misguided crusade cost the state of Kansas hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. It threatened patients’ privacy and spawned harmful legislation.
It was harassment, and in the end it came to naught.
Kline used his position as Kansas attorney general, and later as Johnson County district attorney, to pursue his belief that because abortion facilities existed, they must be breaking a law. He began searching for evidence soon after moving into the attorney general’s office in 2003.
Eventually his suspicions crystallized into two accusations: Providers were terminating pregnancies that were further along than allowed by state law, and they were failing to report cases of child rape.
No such thing was ever proved in court. ...