A preliminary hearing over a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Kansas was postponed on Monday. Judge Stephen Tatum delayed the hearing because evidence crucial to the prosecution was destroyed, and he set a status conference for Nov. 9.
Last week, news broke that under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment destroyed original 2003 abortion reporting forms sometime in 2005.
Then-Attorney General Phill Kline subpoenaed the documents in 2004 during his investigations of the non-reporting of child sex abuse and illegal late-term abortions. The facility, located in Overland Park, a Kansas City suburb, is facing 107 charges, including 23 felony counts of falsifying documents.