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ANTI-ABORTION BILL: Kansas Governor Gets Hands Full with Controversial Anti-Abortion Measure

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KANSAS — Legislators in Kansas on Friday night approved the final passage to a wide-ranging anti-abortion law.

The passage to the new measure sends Governor Sam Brownback a measure declaring that life starts “at fertilization”, while junking tax holidays for providers of abortion and prohibiting such acts done exclusively due to the baby’s gender.

Members of the House of Representatives voted 90-30 for a settlement of the measure that seeks to reconcile disparities between the two legislative commissions, just a few moments after the Senate voted 28-10 to approve it.

The governor (Rep.) is strongly opposing the abortion measure and those who support it expect the Republican to approve it into law in order for the new prohibitions to take effect on July 1.

On top of the prohibitions on tax holidays and gender-selection abortions, the new measure will ban abortion service providers from taking part in sex education classes in public schools and lays out clearly what details medical practitioners must provide to patients who seek abortions.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Spencer/1165371338 David Spencer

    This boring hot button non-issue has been going on. For 40. YEARS. Don’t you think if anyone wanted it solved, it would have been solved by now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

      That’s what happens when Fed’s in black robes usurp the power from the states. Hopefully they won’t make the same mistake again with homosexual marriage as it might result in a USSR style breakup of the USA this time.

  • adamlaw

    I believe a rider to the bill includes a $1,000 tithe on natural persons with more than eight (8) teeth and a resolution on Kansas’ “Jewish Problem.”

    • http://twitter.com/roadstar08 Austin Farrell

      racist much? Try harder at clever and insightful. You’re still in an earlier chapter entitled stupid.

      • adamlaw

        Read harder, Kansas. Ya missed the point.

  • randomcritic

    Poorly written article – it kind of looks like the language got mangled in an effort to obscure the fact that it was lifted from another writer.

    For example, the fourth paragraph makes no sense.

    “The governor (Rep.) is strongly opposing the abortion measure and those who support it expect the Republican to approve it into law in order for the new prohibitions to take effect on July 1.”

    I suspect the poster means to say that the governor (a Republican) is strongly opposed to abortion and thus will approve the measure. Also, in the second part of the sentence it would make sense to refer to the governor with his title or even a pronoun, not as “the Republican.”

    • fuready

      Thanks, thought it was only me that was thoroughly confused by this article. Even the author bio describing her as a “blond bombshell” is poorly written. This is what happens when Google gives you national prominence when you’re not ready for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Bayliss/100000519892074 Michael Bayliss

    What is life? Without defining this important term in the bill, it cannot be enforced. I think the legislators should first have to prove they, themselves, are alive, and define life scientifically before determining when, or if ever, it “begins”

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.johnson.12 Stephen Johnson

      There is no room for science in this debate. Or truth either. Just a political and religious tool to guide/control those that will not think for themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doug.Zi Doug Zimmerman

    A new perspective on the issue….With a very different insight. Please read and give it some thought.

    First – once the female egg is fertilized, all the chromosomes necessary for a unique individual are present, and it is alive. The spirit of both parents are present it is a human being just in a very different form.

    Second – When this occurs 5 out of 6 times this life is aborted by the mothers body, many times with out her even knowing it. Many things come into play here. It may have been fertilized too early or too late in its journey down the fallopian tubes, so its can not attach once it makes it to the uterus. There may me a chemical imbalance in the mothers body, or the fetus is not developing properly, or the mother may not have enough nutrition to feed the fetus. Whatever the cause, THINGS are not right for the mother to carry the “child” to term. 5 out of 6 times when an egg is fertilized this occurs. I feel that “GOD/GODDESS” has given the mother the power over this life and death issue. Now what is the difference if she makes this decision consciously or not. NONE..

    What role society does play it this life and death issue….
    For many reasons it is in the best interest of society that the mother makes the decision to bring a new life into being….

    Therefore society should provide for free/inexpensive medical care for the woman carrying this life, it should do everything in its power to help/encourage the mother to create a new life.

    But it is the woman’s decision in the end, for she has been granted this power over life and death that she creates by the gods.

    End of story…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stormy-Bearcub/1468749869 Stormy Bearcub

      Sorry, you lost my attention at “The spirit of both parents…”.

      • mikedoll

        To bad because he didn’t write a religious rant and has the best argument for a woman’s right to choose on this page.

  • LoneRider191

    Hmm, if the governor “is strongly opposing the abortion measure” then why does anyone think he’ll sign it? Since he’s Republican, I think it’s possible that the article should read that he’s strongly “supporting” the measure. Right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1616520875 Tom Smith

    HEY bible thumpers, it’s the law of the land. Roe v Wade stands. Move on!!

    • quick_quip

      Big abortion fan, huh? You seem to be a candidate for a retroactive abortion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.anderson.9400 Eric Anderson

      HEY so was slavery and prohibition to name a few. Thump that!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

      Tom Smith is a fine example of a bigoted Christophobe by using the n-word; ‘bible thumbers’

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

    Seems like a bunch of black robed Feds can’t figure out when life begins, but some states can. I guess the USA Founding fathers were correct when they warned against the evils of federalism. Hopefully the black robes won’t make the same mistake that has vixed the USA for the last 40-years and bring curses on every state in the union.

    • William LaRue

      The purpose of Roe v Wade was to make abortion laws uniform across the states. That is all that it does. States have no right to make laws concerning abortion access unless the fetus can survive outside the womb. If you can convince me that an embryo can survive outside the womb, then I guess the state can make such a law. Since that is obviously not true, then the state has no right to legislate in this case. It is a classic case of states rights vs federalism.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

        ACTUALLY, State’s DO have rights to make laws concerning abortion because the US Constitution states that any powers not expressly given to the federal government by the Constitution, DEFAULT to the states. So you are wrong William. I ADVISE YOU GO READ THE US CONSTITUTION. ( Unless you are a recent graduate of Post-modern US Public schools, in which case, it would be way over your reading comprehension head as mostly all they do now is indoctrinate kids in a leftist scrubbed view of US History which is why the USA has sunk to #30 in world education ranking in K-12)

  • sarahkate

    The bible repeatedly states that life begins at first breath, not at conception, so the bible is not the source of this belief that life begins at fertilization. The only logic that could explain this view, besides of course the marketing needs of the anti-abortion industry, is that the state must prevent all these loose women from having sex when they are not in the control of a husband. Burkas! We need American burkas!

    • http://Gnarlodious.com/ Gnarlodious

      True, however the zealots get around that freedom by saying that the fetus is “breathing through its mother”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.theisen.9 Dave Theisen

      Sarah, Read Jer.1; Psalms, Life begins at conception. What bible are you talking about? (And what Chap. verse?)

      • crazy american

        we are more interested in the unborn and hardly do anything for those who are already here.
        Blind faith and infinite stupidity seems to be going together.

      • congressive

        Jeremiah 7:12 – Their houses will be turned over to others, together with their fields and their wives, when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land,” declares the Lord.

        Dave likes the Bible because it treats women as property, like houses and land, and he thinks the Lord is gonna give him some sweet gentile booty for being such a righteous Christian.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.campbell.39545 Sharon Campbell

      maybe your bible does, but mine doesn’t and i thought there was supposed to be a separation of church and state. and why does it have to be christian?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

        Where in the US Constitution does it say ‘separation of church and state’?

  • naksuthin

    Next they’ll want to give a fetus social a security number and tax deductions as dependents. And they’ll want to jail pregnant mothers who drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes for contributing the delinquency of a minor.
    Going to also have to change your birthdate for legal purposes (voting, social security benefits, driving etcc) to the day the child a was conceived. That’s the real birth date.

    Kansas and all the Bible thumping conservative states want to take the country back to the good old days before there were cars, electricity or airplanes.

    • http://twitter.com/JBronowski common sense

      Imagine if the people who created cars, electricity or airplanes were all ABORTED. Stop trying to dehumanize the baby in the womb. It is a person and it is HUMAN

      • congressive

        Imagine if Hitler had been aborted. Millions of lives could have been saved.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Milo-Bendech/100002563528466 Milo Bendech

        If China didn’t have a one child policy it would be among the POOREST countries on earth….not the wealthiest. Compare China with any Catholic country where abortions are illegal and you can see the results.
        People can only control their future when they can manage their available resources. They can only do that when they can control their population.
        That’s why ALL strongly Catholic countries are THIRD WORLD countries where people are poor, families are large and abortion is illegal.

        And countries like China have vaulted from Third World country to #2 in GDP…second only the the US which also allows abortions

        • QFAs

          . . . not to mention an additional 400 million humans on the planet

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

      UNIQUE DNA + UNIQUE BLOOD TYPE + HEART BEAT + BRAIN WAVES + LITTLE HANDS + LITTLE FEET = LIVING HUMAN BEING

      Do the math Einstein.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Milo-Bendech/100002563528466 Milo Bendech

        Great logic. You’ve just describe the fetus of a cow, rat, pig, dog and human.
        So what’s your point.

  • http://twitter.com/abbottmd Brian L. Abbott

    so will Kansas prosecute an IVF lab tech who accidentally drops a tray of petri dishes with murder? or maybe just negligent homicide

  • RUSSLE P.

    @QUICK_QUIP A WOMAN NO MATTER HOW OLD SHOULD HAVE ALL 100% RIGHTS ON MAKING HER DECISION. ITS ABOUT IF THIS CHILD COMES INTO THE WORLD CAN I FEED IT AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT? FOR SOME PEOPLE NO. SO STOP IT BEFORE YOU MAKE IT WORSE. DON’T LET THE F*%+ING REPUBLICANS MAKE YOUR DECISIONS IN YOUR LIFE. ITS A FREEWORLD

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Madden/1097769655 Dennis Madden

      She does have the right/ Not to have irresponible sex. Get fixed.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePuniSSher CS

    hey, Kansas – running your government based on Christian values or biblical law/theory is sooo 1400′s!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Madden/1097769655 Dennis Madden

      I can think of a lot of things CS stands for and I bt you qualify for all of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

      Yes, ‘though shalt not murder’ is so 1400′s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Charles-Mokotoff/658800317 Eric Charles Mokotoff

    you cannot tell a person what to do with their body

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

      Shouldn’t’ the one who’s life’s about to be terminated have the final say?

  • Dick Fabulous

    Bunch of troglodytes. Though I do agree on banning abortions on the basis of gender alone. That takes things to a far too trivial level. Aborting a fetus on the basis that you really wanted a girl to complement the boy you have is inhumanely frivolous. You want a kid? Accept the luck of the draw if its healthy.

  • ocerg1111

    Well, then every miscarriage has to be handled as a potential murder investigation -and doctors who prescribe medicines that inadvertently cause a miscarriage must be tried and imprisoned for at least manslaughter.

  • ocerg1111

    So then I take it his state’s budget is balanced, there’s no job shortages and the state economy is robust and strong if they have time to prioritize religious conservatism first.

  • klrog

    Sam Brownback is an Imam, previously in disguise, now coming out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003092629338 Tedd Roberts

    Why we are not as Christians, please forgive me, to the
    hundreds of other religions in existence, celebrating Christ’s Immaculate
    Conception? Could it be that this would be Easter, and rising from the dead and being conceived by God in the same month would be a little too much for the believers of this faith?

    It seems that the Republican state governors have no problem
    denouncing Washington as broke, over bearing and dysfunctional. But when it comes to their own state governance they perceive themselves to be the saviors of democracy. Protecting the rights of their citizens and helping them make the proper choice when it is convenient to do so, having majorities in both states house and senates.

    I also find it remarkable that each red state seems to be upping
    the ante in regards to establishing when life begins for a woman who is
    pregnant. When she does not know, when nobody knows really except God. How is it that these Republican Governors seem to be so in touch and so much wiser than the people who elected them to office?

    No people, it’s all about control. Now if a man fools around, blame it on the woman, no big deal. But if a woman fools around she’s a whore. These old, white, fat men read the bible and the bible says…Tho shall not. Never mind about separation of church and state, remember the new catch phrase, religious freedom; sounds like a toilet flushing to me. These big government, get out of the way, state rights, holy job creators are fools.

  • toneii

    Life begins when a guy buys a girl the first drink.

    • Artie

      Kansas will pass that bill next apparently.

  • Better Ideas

    Another wacko state I will not visit, drive through,land at their airports and try not to buy their products.

    • Kathleen Bartholomay

      Don’t buy Georgia-Pacific products. Koch Brothers bought them out. They are based in Wichita KS. Seriously. Don’t buy G-P.

  • zigg114

    If you can’t kill a baby once it comes out, what sense does it make that you can kill it while its in your stomach? Out of sight out of mind? It’s just a matter of time before common sense wins out.

  • ocerg1111

    FORCING a woman to carry a baby to term she could have aborted as a pair of cells IS SLAVERY. THAT is the bottom line here. Its the elephant in the room they do NOT want to discuss,

    • http://twitter.com/roadstar08 Austin Farrell

      how about NOT getting pregnant? With that ridiculous argument you could attempt to justify patricide and matricide. Or will you just strangle your children when you feel “enslaved”?

      • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.campbell.39545 Sharon Campbell

        that would be ideal, austin, if your type were not also against contraceptives, the morning after pill etc etc etc. you know a really great way to end abortions? as soon as the baby is born hand it over to the father or the father’s family. then we’ll see how “pro life” these hypocrites are.

      • Mermaiden

        THAT’S THE WHOLE MISSION OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD…….DUH.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002797177631 Brit Twit

          Planned MURDER in the HOOD.

          • Mermaiden

            Providing BIRTH CONTROL is their main purpose. Educate yourself, or don’t, it is irrelevent. Ever seen a teenager who has Shaken Baby Syndrome? I used to teach kids who were in gangs, and had backgrounds like that. It will change your worldview. Far better to have a PP clinic that offers free or reduced costs for Birth Control, yet you BITC* about it. Enlighten us, oh snobby one, on your high and mighty plan.

  • OrlandoSnapper

    Two words….

    Kermit Gosnell…..

  • Mathematicaster

    It’s a foetus, not a baby. Babies breathe air.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.anderson.9400 Eric Anderson

      Yah, it’s a “foe to us”. we be real mad to u racist ! You must b the Christian race! Babies are usually air breathers!

  • http://twitter.com/roadstar08 Austin Farrell

    Pro-abortion voices call science their basis for a position and as that scientific basis inevitably moves the timeline of established life earlier they retreat from science. It’s because their argument is actually based is self-interest built upon situational ethics and deep-seated selfishness.When your core life values are based on nothing more than your own feelings then you’ll always panic and scramble for rationalization. Eventually science will irrefutably prove that inception IS the beginning of life, and the industry of abortion and those that build careers destroying life will be without any refuge.

  • http://twitter.com/JBronowski common sense

    We all get our DNA(human genome) at fertilization. That is when we are CREATED. Embryos are persons.

    You cannot kill another person because of its class of humanity.
    This is common sense legislation

  • Midwest_Observer

    Finally we are admitting the truth. Science does not lie. Unique genes are the fingerprint of a unique life. Admitting life begins at conception is the correct perspective from which to continue the dialoge about abortion.
    We have a lot of preconceived notions about perfectly protecting human life. We allow people with lung cancer to keep smoking without putting them in jail. We do not jail pregnant mothers who drink while pregnant. Let us now have an honest discussion about protections to be afforded the newest members of the human race.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doug.Zi Doug Zimmerman

    Re-post with minor edits for readability.

    A new perspective on the issue….With a very different insight. Don’t get hung up on the first part. Please read all and give it some thought.

    First – Once the female egg is fertilized, all the chromosomes necessary for a unique individual are present, and it is alive. The essence of both parents are present, and it’s a human being just in a very different form.

    Second – When this occurs 5 out of 6 times this life is aborted by the mothers body, most times with out her ever knowing it. Many things come into play here. It may have been fertilized too early or too late in its journey down the fallopian tubes. So its not at the right point of development and does not attach once it makes it to the uterus. There may me a chemical imbalance in the mothers body, or the fetus is not developing properly, or the mother may not have enough nutrition to feed the fetus. Whatever the cause, THINGS are not right for the mother to carry the “child” to term. 5 out of 6 times when an egg is fertilized this occurs. I feel that “GOD/GODDESS” has given the mother the power over this life and death issue. Now what is the difference if she makes this decision consciously or not. NONE..

    What role society does play it this life and death issue….
    For many reasons it is in the best interest of society that the mother makes the decision to bring this new life into being….

    Therefore society should provide for free/inexpensive medical care for the woman carrying this life, it should do everything in its power to help/encourage the mother to create a new life.

    But it is the woman’s decision in the end, for she has been granted this power over life and death that she creates by the gods.

    End of story…

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxx.gameur Maxx Gameur

    Hey, bigots ! What about death penalty ? you hypocrits