This week, 14 pro-abortion state senators united to stop legislation– AGAIN– to enforce Kansas law protecting viable babies of 22 – 40 weeks gestation. After the House successfully overrode the governor’s veto of HB 2115, the Senate failed by a vote of 26-14 (27 votes were needed.)
Ironically, during the same time period, the global online world discovered Italy was serious about its ban on late-term abortions (law 194), after an abortion-surviving infant lived for 2 days. Italian authorities were actively investigating whether the mother was actually suffering a medical risk, necessitating an abortion at 22 weeks.
This is precisely the issue in Kansas, where, since 1998, abortion is allowed on viable babies ONLY to prevent maternal death or “substantial and IRREVERSIBLE” bodily damage. However, the thousands of late-term abortions done in Kansas under this exception have never been genuinely documented… and our Governor, and those 14 Senators upholding his veto, don’t care.
Lifesite news reported that the Italian abortion incident was discovered by a priest, who had come to pray for the infant’s soul. However, the priest was shocked to find that the child was moving and breathing, wrapped in a sheet and lying unattended with his umbilical cord still attached. He reported the situation to the doctors, who then placed the child in intensive care in a neighboring hospital, where the child died.
Today’s American Thinker explores the actions of Italy– and Nebraska and Oklahoma –to protect viable unborn babies, before they end up dying naked, cold and while still attached to their umbilical cord.
Italian authorities are also inquiring why a “Born Alive” abortion victim was left without medical care, since Italian physicians have a legal obligation to try to preserve the life of abortion survivors. Such is also the law in Kansas since 1997, and federally, since 2002.
However, Kansas governors Sebelius & Parkinson, 3 Attorney Generals (not Phill Kline), the state Healing Arts Board and KDHE (the state health agency) are adamantly committed to protecting criminal abortionists.
What is needed in Kansas is more prayer for the souls of these government officials, and the pro-abortion 14 Senators, as the priest did for the abortion surviving infant, to bring them ‘back to life’ and back to their senses.