Trial and acquittal Tiller
went on trial in March 2009, charged with nineteen misdemeanors for allegedly consulting a second physician in late-term abortion cases who was not truly "independent" as required by Kansas state law.
The case became a cause célèbre for both supporters and opponents of abortion rights. Columnist Jack Cashill compared the trial to the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, while NYU Professor Jacob Appel described Tiller as "a genuine hero who ranks alongside Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. in the pantheon of defenders of human liberty."
On March 27, 2009, Tiller was found not guilty of all 19 misdemeanor charges stemming from some abortions he performed at his Wichita clinic in 2003. (Who ever said they had intelligent jurors in Kansas)
posted on 05/31/2009 12:51:22 PM PDT
NYU Professor Jacob Appel is sick.
"On March 27, 2009, Tiller was found not guilty of all 19 misdemeanor charges..." According to the Wichita Eagle: " Immediately following the ruling in this criminal case, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts made public a similar complaint against Tiller that was originally filed in December 2008."
My guess is that this second complaint wasn't allowed to be entered as evidence into the trial.
posted on 05/31/2009 1:24:09 PM PDT
(Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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