Archive for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Anti-abortion lawmakers expecting to make another push to change late-term abortion laws in Kansas

March 16, 2010


— Anti-abortion lawmakers in Kansas are pushing again to rewrite state law regulating late-term procedures.

Several legislators said Tuesday they’re focusing on proposals to increase reporting requirements for abortions performed after the 21st week of pregnancy.

They want to compel doctors to disclose the exact medical diagnosis justifying late-term abortions.

Three senators and three House members planned to meet Thursday to discuss drafting new legislation.

The reporting proposals were part of a bill last year that also would have allowed patients or their families to sue doctors over potentially illegal abortions.

The measure was vetoed in April 2009 by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who questioned whether the bill was constitutional.


thatonedude 8 years, 2 months ago

Doctor-Patient Confidentiality? Pish-posh, when neo-conservative nonsense is afoot!

skinny 8 years, 2 months ago

Not going to happen, this is a free country!

RKLOG 8 years, 2 months ago

It will probably pass because Kansas seems to really hate personal freedom. Luckily it will eventually be deemed unconstitutional, but not after a lot of wasted money and misery.

situveux1 8 years, 2 months ago

According to HIPAA, medical information absent any identifying patient information is not PHI (protected health information.)

laangelitalokita 8 years, 2 months ago

What's gonna happen is that the government is going to decide what medical issues are severe enough to allow the late term abortion instead of the doctors on a case by case basis. It's a good thing that every ailment affects us all in the exact same way.

thefisherman 8 years, 2 months ago

I don't see a problem with this if it is a legitimate medical issue. Am I for it? No. Do I think it is really that big of a deal to ask for this? No. What I will say is that getting knocked up isn't a medical ailment IMO. It (getting knocked up) also isn't a justifiable reason for claiming to have a medical reason for an abortion. It comes back to personal responsibility.

Believing the state would only ask for the diagnosis absent any identifying patient information is a dream. The only reason they would ask for the diagnosis is so they would know who to track down if they didn't agree with the diagnosis.

I_AM_AN_ANARCHIST 8 years, 2 months ago

What is the point? The only person in Kansas that did late-term abortion has been murdered not just by some lone nut, but by the politicians and people who hassled Dr. Tiller for doing private, consensual medical procedures. The people that called him "Tiller the killer" and repeatedly investigated his practice, only to find he was operating in the law and helping desperate women from across the country. Tiller was one of only 3 doctors that preformed late-term abortions in america. After what happened to Tiller do we really expect to see anyone take that up in this state.Dr. 'Tiller specialized in abortions were the fetus would be born with little to no chance of survival or when the mother was in extreme danger. just more politicing on the part of these guys

Sean Livingstone 8 years, 2 months ago

Whatever nonsense these "conservatives" want..... like putting Moses in the textbook in Texas because they think current textbooks are too liberal. Where have our brain gone to? Right, with bible, we don't need anything else.

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