Thursday, a House / Senate conference committee reviewed HB 2115, a bill that aims to end fraudulent Kansas late-term abortion reporting. It was forged from SB 218, which Sebelius vetoed as she left to head HHS.)
This issue is not going away, even with Tiller’s infamous clinic closed since June, because his ex-staff doctors still possess Kansas medical licenses while doing late abortions in Nebraska and New Mexico. It is imperative to close the reporting fraud that keeps Kansas open to resume late-term abortions.
It’s amazing how uninformed and cold-hearted legislators still are on this issue, despite three years of hearings revealing the dangers of these 3-4 day procedures. Doctors explained how the “mental health” excuse is invalid as a reason to do a post-viability abortion.
Perhaps as distressing, is the attitude and blatant errors in the mainstream media, like today’s LATimes editorial, which said:
- “late-term abortion is a distasteful and fortunately very rare procedure, generally performed when the fetus has severe genetic anomalies or the mother’s health is threatened” [in Kansas, records & testimony show there were thousands done for inconvenience, temporary anxiety, or familial coercion]
- “partial-birth abortion is safer for the woman…the fetus is usually killed with a drug before extraction” [NO–by definition the fetus is ALIVE in this method until his/her brains are sucked out]
- “laws governing late abortion are muddled, thanks to a misguided decision by a conservative majority on the Supreme Court” [where to begin here– what’s misguided about the Court ending torture of the unborn ?]