Look how few abortion cheerleaders turned out for a very heavily advertised rally at the Statehouse Wednesday– you can get to 24 attendees without counting the 5 reporters. Of course, the mainstream media took tight photos (here and here) to pretend there was a significantly- sized crowd there to justify coverage.
The “rally” was scheduled to last 2 hours, with music, and was organized by 3 KU young women to be featuring ACLU, N.O.W., MAINstream coalition, Planned Parenthood, “Moms for Choice,” and the misnamed “Trust Women” Political Action group (the re-imaged group begun by George Tiller). That works out to about 4 members each…
KFL did not bother to attend, as we had heard enough spin at the earlier public meeting about state health department licensure regulations, particularly, from N.O.W.’s state coordinator, Kari Ann Rinker, known for her unrestrained rhetoric. At the end of this past legislative session, Rinker said women of Kansas are ‘tired of being slapped around by Sam Brownback.‘ That was in reference to his signing new pro-life laws–not an abuse allegation.
Rinker angrily testified Wednesday with periodic childish sneering directed at Joe Kroll, chief of health facilities inspection. But it is Kari who fundamentally misunderstands the process of devising regulations by June 30 that put flesh on the bones of a new statute. She has no evidence that the process is a “sham”, “used no data”, “lacks research,” and doesn’t help women.
Rinker is one of the ACLU members suing our new insurance law that won’t pay for elective abortions without a separate rider. She says it violates her rights to no longer have abortion-coverage. Rinker staged a national smear campaign against the bill’s sponsor, pro-life Rep. Pete DeGraaf (R-Mulvane) falsely describing him as believing women should pre-plan for rape.
She may feel good huffing and puffing about “political majorities treating women as pawns”, but it is she who is willing to endanger women in exchange for keeping unsafe abortion facilities in business.