Kansans will watch to see how many heroic pro-life Democrat state reps there are today, during the expected vote on HB 2115– a bill to put teeth into the law requiring actual medical reasons be reported for aborting viable unborn children.
Last month, a stunning 19 of 48 Democrat Reps voted for HB 2115!
However, (Dem) Gov. Parkinson vetoed HB 2115 with a lame excuse–following the bad example of ex-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who vetoed 4 measures (one each year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) dealing with this issue.
As we count it, the Senate and House are both one vote away from achieving override. Democrats will play a key role–if they will defy the lame-duck governor.
Only one of 9 Democrat Senators--Janis Lee– voted for HB 2115, and will likely get pressure from the Governor to change her mind.
The House is a different story because a few Democrats voted for HB 2115 who are generally pro-abortion. And a few Democrat reps voted for last year’s bill to correct abortion reporting abuses but opposed this year’s nearly identical version! So there is quite some room for party politics here.
Kansas Pro-Life Democrats who vote against the governor will not be rewarded by Democrat Pres. Obama, who is dedicated to expanding abortion here and abroad.
But beyond the political gamesmanship is the fact that 2,945 unborn babies that were able to live outside their mother’s womb were tragically and illegally aborted in Kansas, due to collusion between our state health agency and Kansas late-term abortionists. Those children were supposed to be protected and HB 2115 will do that.
Kansans for Life has always tried to advance legislation that appeals to both parties, as we are looking to make Kansas (and America) a place where abortion is more than just illegal, it is unthinkable. HB 2115 is such a bill.
Be sure to tell your lawmakers, in both parties, that you want them to be heroes and override the veto of HB 2115.