Archive for Friday, April 30, 2010

Kansas House to consider attempt to override Parkinson’s veto of abortion legislation

April 30, 2010


— Kansas House leaders expect an attempt Friday to override Gov. Mark Parkinson's veto of a bill on late-term abortions.

The bill allows patients or family members to sue doctors if they have evidence an abortion violated state law.

The measure also requires more details in doctors' reports to the state about abortions of viable fetuses after the 21st week of pregnancy. Kansas allows such abortions only to save the mother's life or prevent major damage to her health.

Backers of the bill need a two-thirds majority in the House to override the veto. If they succeed there, two-thirds of the Senate would also have to vote for an override.


Paul R Getto 8 years, 1 month ago

Give it up folks; nonissue; work on the budget.

headdoctor 8 years, 1 month ago

Yes it is lawrenceguy40, it is very pathetic that all those against abortion don't seem to care about the babies once they are born nor do they care about streamlining the adoption process. As I have stated before, the antiabortion people would have more respect for their position if they were all busting their butt down to the nearest adoption clinic and adopting all the kids that they can take care of.

headdoctor 8 years, 1 month ago

lawrenceguy40 (anonymous) says… Typical liberal comments - more concern for their tax hikes than the murder of unborn children. They are morally bankrupt - pathetic.

Funny how the modern abominations of the Republican party don't want Government or people sticking their nose in their business but they are perfectly fine with pushing for interference in other peoples lives.

Cait McKnelly 8 years, 1 month ago

It doesn't help the integrity of the anti-abortion movement that states like OK pass legislation allowing doctors to lie to and withhold information from pregnant women about fetal anomalies and birth defects just to keep them from aborting. Not only that they passed a law that prior to an abortion a woman must be FORCED to undergo an ultrasound, forced to watch it and have a description of the fetus given to them by the US technician, pointing out limbs, heart, etc. There is no exception in the law for victims of rape or incest. The National Center for Reproductive Rights had lawsuits ready and waiting as soon as these laws came out of the shoot. (And by the way, it's funny that LJW hasn't touched this story with a ten foot cattle prod, although it's all over the AP, CNN and everywhere else.) These little pieces of legislation don't just annoy me, they infuriate me. Yeah I understand that women are dumb animals with the intelligence of four year olds but even this is going a bit overboard. You can be guaranteed that if the Kansas Legislature overrides this veto there will be an immediate lawsuit filed against this one as well and the state will not win. In a time when this state is in the worst budget crisis it has seen since the Great Depression you would think the yahoos in Topeka would realize that passing this law is a colossal waste of taxpayer money that the state doesn't even have to defend it. Good luck guys, you did us proud once again.

preebo 8 years, 1 month ago

The House's attempt to override Governor Parkinson's veto has failed.

Zype 8 years, 1 month ago

What ever happened to the story that stated what preebo said? I saw that too, and now it's gone from the main page, but this is still there.

Cait McKnelly 8 years, 1 month ago

You can find it here, Zype. Sometimes LJW plays fast and loose with stories they really would rather bury.

Zype 8 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the link, cait48. I've noticed this trend too.

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