Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2010

Legislators set to meet this morning to negotiate bill to tighten restrictions on late-term abortions

March 18, 2010, 8:34 a.m. Updated March 18, 2010, 11:50 a.m.


— Anti-abortion legislators are pushing a proposal to allow lawsuits against doctors over legally questionable late-term abortions.

Three senators and three House members met Thursday to negotiate a new version of legislation that rewrites state laws dealing with late-term abortions.

They had been focusing on increasing requirements for doctors to report information to the state about late-term abortions.

But the House’s lead negotiator, Republican Rep. Melvin Neufeld, of Ingalls, also proposed reviving provisions to allow a woman — or her family — to sue a doctor if there was evidence that her late-term abortion violated the law.

Such provisions were included last year in a broader bill vetoed by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who questioned whether it was constitutional.


madameX 8 years, 2 months ago

Disclose it to whom? The state? Isn't that a major violation of the privacy of the patient?

kimmydarling 8 years, 2 months ago

Why the hell does the state need to know anyway? It's not their right to catalog why a woman makes the choice she makes with her body.

Frankly this is nothing more than Fox News style hysterics and people assuming women actually ARE going out and having late term terminations just because they felt like it.

elarson 8 years, 2 months ago

Safe and legal abortion must remain available to women. Reproductive healthcare is essentially just that - healthcare. Anti-choice legislation is nothing more than anti-women legislation. Against abortion? Don't have one. But don't take away this healthcare choice from others. Enough from you anti-choice, anti-women hypocrites!

Jimo 8 years, 2 months ago

Disclose to whom? Kline used to disclose abortion records to Bill O'Reilly. Should Kansas stick with O'Reilly or go with a newbie like Glenn Beck?

It's fascinating really. The very same people who propound the theory that the census is unconstitutional if it asks you even the most innocuous information will turn around and push an agenda that snoops ever deeper into peoples' (well, only womens') medical records.

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