Former anesthesiologist, Rep. Barbara Bollier, (R- Mission Hills) has become the leading strident voice opposing every Kansas pro-life bill. The hard left is grateful every time Bollier steps up to the microphone, “as a physician” making absolutist claims- including that fetal pain science is “false research” and that “[she] would be embarrassed to be a state that bases its laws on untruths.”
But it is Bollier who is the embarrassment with her rude, condescending tone and tactics: this year she handed her colleagues drawings of a baby lacking a brain stem to urge abortion before such an impaired child drew breath; last year she ruined an abortion-restricting insurance bill by adding a smoking ban to it.
Her medical facts are really indefensible. On the issue of fetal pain-capability (HB 2218), Bollier quotes one outdated text as if it could rebut hundreds of peer-reviewed articles AND the actual practice of neonatologists and surgeons who treat unborn children at 22 weeks gestation (20 weeks post fertilization).
The 1987 landmark Harvard research explaining how the unborn are extremely pain-sensitive was based on numerous studies that had not been part of the medical teaching establishment. 1987 is the year Bollier began practicing medicine— during the absence of significant instruction in fetal pain, and she left medicine 12 years ago– during which time the field of treating fetal pain has really exploded.
Bollier’s performance at the podium against abortion clinic licensure (H Sub SB 36) was truly reprehensible:
- She equated traveling ‘circuit rider’ abortionists unable to merit hospital privileges with legitimate temporary replacement doctors [called ‘locum tenens’] who admit patients to hospitals under the privileges of the doctors they were hired to replace. [Rep. Bollier thought she had scored a big point when the bill sponsor didn’t know the Latin term].
- She equated abortion mills with specialty hospitals and insisted it was “medical fact the more you do, the better you are at it.” [More is NOT better–see the grand jury transcripts for the Gosnell clinic in Philadelphia].
- She complained that hospitals should have to get abortion licenses, otherwise “we are going to be lowering the standards” of abortion clinics. [Don’t bother trying to figure that one out!]
As Planned Parenthood’s 2010 endorsed candidate, Bollier argued against the one provision in the abortion clinic bill, H Sub SB 36, that stands to financially constrict PP the most: the ban on providing abortion by pill via ‘webcam’ without a physician onsite.Bollier said 8 unnamed studies prove abortion by pills are safe [no mention of the 30 deaths and 1,100 injuries and hospitalizations attributed to RU 486]. Bollier’s motion to remove the anti-webcam provision failed 33-83.
She startled the gallery with this statement: “God causes miscarriages and we women have handled them at home for centuries!” First of all, abortion pills are not merely miscarriages, the pills aggravate the ability of the blood to clot, and thus stop bleeding. Secondly,expulsion of the unborn child is not routinely benign, as Rep. Huebert humbly noted by sharing that his wife had needed significant medical care after each of 2 miscarriages.
Bollier voted against the late abortion reporting bill (HB 2035) as somehow disturbing the “sacred doctor -patient relationship”. But her interpretation is opposed by the new KHE head, Dr. Moser, himself an Ob/Gyn specialist.
Last year, Bollier coached pro-abortion conference committee member Sen. Marci Francisco (D-Lawrence) to derail the third annual attempt to stop dishonest abortion reporting for late abortions. In the House, Bollier had already voted against the bill, and against another bill closing the mental health loophole for abortions of viable babies.
Bollier does not represent good medicine, she represents the abortion industry. Not only has she been a volunteer “sex educator” for 20 years, she was an annual contributor to George Tiller’s ProKanDo political action committee from 2004-2007, during which time ProKanDo sanctioned the disgusting KCK Rajanna abortion clinic, the Christin Gilbert death cover-up, illegal late-term abortions and the political lynching of A.G. Phill Kline.
Bollier is also allied with the “death-by-document” industry at the Center for Practical Bioethics and has sought a change in Kansas end-of-life law. She proudly authored “Caring Conversations for Adolescents” for youth to pre-sign away life-saving treatment should they suffer a serious injury or disease that may affect their ‘quality of life’.