NARAL Pro-Choice America’s annual review gives a “D” grade to the United States for enacting 29 pro-life laws in 2009 and only 21 pro choice laws. According to the report’s analysis of governors and state legislators, states are pro-life by a 2 to 1 margin.
The review gives Kansas a D- rating, labeling the House as “anti-choice,” Gov. Mark Parkinson as “pro-choice,” and the Senate as “mixed choice.”
Although the report blamed “restrictive laws and outbreaks of violence” for the diminishing numbers of abortionists, Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, commented
“They can’t take the stigma out of abortion, even if the legality of it is protected, as a result, they face a shortage of practitioners.”
Fr. Pavone noted that the report actually demonstrates the failure of efforts to make abortion acceptable.
The news about individual states’ pro-life actions and sympathies also shows the importance of fighting abortion at the state level, he added. (KFL’s legislative team is currently monitoring and working on 16 bills this session that affect pro-life issues.)
The NARAL report is dedicated to the late George Tiller for his late-term abortion “services” and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy for drafting the ‘FACE’ law restricting access outside abortion clinics. The report lauds Kansas’ state FACE law enacted to assist Tiller when Kathleen Sebelius was head of the Kansas House committee drafting abortion law in 1992.