Overland Park, Kansas abortionist, Herbert Hodes, traveled to Topeka Wednesday to testify against the abortion clinic licensing bill, but while doing so, revealed something neither the committee nor the public has ever heard–that there have been 5 maternal abortion deaths in Kansas over the past 5 years!
This bombshell admission alone should prove why Kansas needs the Abortion Clinic Licensure Act, HB 2337, which was the subject of the House Federal & State Affairs committee hearing that continues today.
So, an abortionist who came to oppose clinic licensure inadvertently gave us the very reason to pass this legislation! This begs the question if there were that many maternal abortion deaths, how many abortion injuries are occurring ?
HB 2337 and its twin in the Senate, SB 165, are essentially the same legislation to regulate clinics that former Gov. Sebelius vetoed twice, claiming it was unneeded in 2003 and that it unfairly singled out abortion in 2005.
HB 2337 creates abortion incident reporting to KDHE and professional boards such that the death of an aborted mother is reported within 1 business day and other injuries within 10 business days.
Unfortunately, the hearing was on a shortened time frame and committee members wanting to further question Hodes learned he would not be able to return Thursday. Some of the questions to pose would be:
1) How did Hodes hear of these deaths, and were any from his business?
2) How many deaths were reported to the state Board of Healing Arts? Kansans for Life has (more…)