National news has recently exposed past incidents of death and injury from RU-486 abortion pills. Yet the template for the Wichita Eagle story about the signing of the new abortion facility licensure law was
- NOT to point out that one important provision of this bill is a response to these dangers,
- NOT to contact the bill sponsor, Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee) to comment on the connection,
- but to recycle the House testimony of Rep. Barb Bollier (R- Mission Hills)– the newest (unofficial) spokesperson for Planned Parenthood.
Dr. Bollier is an anesthesiologist who hasn’t practiced medicine since before abortion pills became legal in 2000. She asserted chemical abortions were nothing to worry about, like ‘God-caused miscarriages.’ (read more here)
Sen. Pilcher-Cook had cited detailed FDA warnings about abortion pills during Senate debate on the licensure bill.
But more notable than Bollier’s opinion, was the House committee testimony of Kansas abortionist, Herbert Hodes, who opposed the licensure bill but testified that he agreed with the “anti-abortion-pill-by-webcam” provision.
Hodes said that the provision requiring abortion pills be administered in the physician’s presence was “perfect” and that he himself did not prescribe RU-486 because he could not control what could happen out of his office.
The media continues to show elitist disdain for the 4 pro-life laws and 2 pro-life budget provisions passed by the Kansas legislature. We have not seen even one newspaper editorial applauding the bills that have ushered in a new Kansas era, largely freed of the abortion industry coercion that:
- took the lives of thousands of viable unborn children;
- misled the public that they provided safe, medical care;
- corrupted the state Healing Arts Board and health department reporting division.