For the fifth year in a row, the governor’s desk will be hit with a mandate for KDHE (the health department) to obey the abortion reporting law. HB 2115 passed in the Senate 24-15 and in the House by a vote of 83-36.
Given the fact that similar measures to fix KDHE reporting were vetoed by Gov. Sebelius, every year from 2006 through 2009, HB 2115 may also be vetoed by Gov. Parkinson.
Pro-choice senators who registered their annual complaint about “misuse of legislative process,” couldn’t care less about the nearly 3000 babies wrongfully and criminally terminated through the “misuse of the abortion reporting process.”
In 1998, Kansas passed a law protecting viable unborn children from being aborted in the second half of pregnancy. The only legal exceptions are for pregnancies that endanger the mother’s life and those that 2 physicians agree would damage the mother substantially and irreversibly.
- Any abortion done as an exception to the law was to have been recorded with a maternal medical reason to KDHE.
- For over 12 years, KDHE processed 2,945 viable abortions (see chart), without any semblance of a medical reason.
- At an average cost of $5000 each– these fraudulently documented abortions yielded $15 million!
During special House & Senate joint hearings in 2007, KDHE testified that they take no responsibility for the abortionists’ illegitimate answers and would basically ignore any potential Attorney General opinion ordering them to correct the practice.
No analysis for the accuracy of the abortion diagnosis is required of KDHE. The reporting law merely asks the abortionist to commit to paper the kind of irreversible and substantial medical condition that necessitated aborting a child that he himself assessed was able to live outside the mother on the day of the abortion.
Four Kansas abortionists worked for the late George Tiller–and they are the prime, if not sole, source of those illegitimate KDHE abortion reports. Yet the state Healing Arts Board has not penalized them for involvement with fraud. All have retained their Kansas medical licenses, with three still profiting as late-term abortionists in Nebraska and New Mexico.
Also worth noting, is that EVERY physician in Kansas is subject to court-ordered medical record inspection, while our Kansas Supreme Court doesn’t want abortion records treated similarly.
KDHE absolutely needs HB 2115’s clarifying statutory instruction.