Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sebelius Vetoes Bill on Late Term Abortion

As Governor of Kansas, the future U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill which would have put limits on late-term abortion in her state. This comes just as her confirmation hearings have slowed the approval process. Confident that the Democrats will give her the backing she needs, she expressed her concern in the KS legislation that doctors would face intimidation if the bill had passed. I suppose when your bread is 'buttered' with the blood of dead children, you would have a skewed sense of right and wrong. The 60 votes necessary in the Senate are to be cast sometime in the week to come and Ms. Sebelius will soon be in charge of major decisions related to the health of over 300 million Americans. Not very comforting.

According to the NY Daily News:

Under the bill, physicians would have been required to report additional information to the state about the late-term abortions they perform, and prosecutors in multiple counties could pursue criminal charges over potentially illegal late-term procedures.
Also, doctors could have faced lawsuits if their patients later believed a late-term abortion violated the law. A woman's husband or a girl's parent or guardian also could file a lawsuit.
"The governor once again showed leadership in representing the great majority of Kansans who support reasonable restrictions while assuring access to health care," Peter Brownlie, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, said in a statement.

Who would have thought the likes of George Tiller were performing life-saving procedures. I guess she does.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us.

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