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From an abortion total of 11,271 in 2006 to a reduction by 30% to 7,851 in 2011, the state health department (KDHE) figures show the fifth year of less abortion in Kansas.

Significantly fewer women actually complete a Kansas abortion after receiving informed consent materials as evidenced by the certifications submitted by clinics to KDHE. In 2010, there were 8,338 abortions after 8,615 women received initial paperwork inside clinics. In 2011, 8,033 certifications were filed, with only 7,851 women returning for an abortion.

UPDATE, March 31: The Kansas City Star reports that Peter Brownlie, president of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, attributes “much of the reduction to the shooting death of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, who specialized in late-term procedures.” Impossible! Tiller was killed in May 2009 and all abortions “missing due to his absence” were noted in 2009 and finalized in 2010, the first full year without his doors open.

In round numbers, 8,600 women walked into 3 Kansas clinics in 2010 and only 8,000 walked into the same 3 Kansas clinics in 2011 and that had nothing to do with Tiller, nor with increased contraception–another Brownlie assertion.

There may be a direct reason 600 fewer women even stepped inside Kansas abortion clinics– existence of the best state “Woman’s Right to Know” website in the nation, including

  • comprehensive 4-D ultrasound video /audio providing real-time movies of the developing unborn child;
  • clearly marked directory headings for free ultrasounds and help for challenging pregnancies;
  • better written information describing the unborn child’s body systems and beating heart;
  • a 24-hour hotline.

Chemical abortion using the RU486 protocol (mifepristone) dropped 26%, from a high of 2,202 in 2010 (26.4% of annual Kansas abortions) to 1,624 in 2011 (20.7% of annual Kansas abortions). The decrease may stem from (more…)

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Pregnancy info screwed again

In July,  the Kansas Woman’s Right to Know and See Act went into effect, designed to expand access to sonograms and to provide accurate online information about the protective health effects of delivery over abortion.

Under cover of that mandate, however, the Kansas Health Department (KDHE) took a bold and improper step that no doubt led to a Planned Parenthood champagne toast. 

KDHE removed a warning (albeit a weak one) about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link that had been part of Kansas’ informed consent materials for 12 years.  The ABC link is

Instead of true information about the ABC link, the KDHE (more…)

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Government reports documenting the ever-rising U.S. rate of pre-term birth and infant mortality do not connect the dots with our nation’s most-liberal-in-the-world abortion policy and unregulated IVF industry

U.S. government statisticians continue to scratch their heads about runaway prematurity-driven infant mortality in a nation with the best medical care in the world, while overlooking how a three-decades rise in abortions matches the rise in preterm births(more…)

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