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Kansas Senate fails to override Gov. Parkinson’s veto of late-term abortion bill

The Kansas Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority it needed to overturn Gov. Parkinson's veto of an abortion bill that would outlaw late-term abortions. The pro-life group says it will continue to fight the bill.

May 5, 2010, 11:10 a.m. Updated May 5, 2010, 11:46 a.m.


— The Kansas Senate on Wednesday failed to override Gov. Mark Parkinson’s veto of a bill increasing regulation in the state’s late-term abortion law.

The 26-14 vote to override was one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Parkinson’s action. Abortion opponents did not expect to ask the Senate to reconsider its action.

The bill would have required doctors to report more detailed information to the state about the late-term abortions they perform.

It also would have allowed patients to sue abortion providers if they or their families had evidence that a late-term procedure violated Kansas law.

State Sens. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, voted to sustain the governor’s veto.

State Sen. Jeff Colyer, R-Overland Park, who pushed to override the veto, said the bill represented a compromise.

But Francisco, who served on the House-Senate conference committee that considered the bill, said there had been “little effort with regard to compromise” on the part of anti-abortion interests.

Even though abortion opponents came up one vote short, some said it was just a matter of time before the bill became law.

“We will have a change in governor,” said state Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell. “We will get this passed. It’s just a year away,” he said.

The November election will bring a new governor. The leading Republican candidate, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback is a vocal opponent of abortion.


Morich 7 years, 8 months ago

I'm with ya, Lawrenceguy! I've got greater concerns, though...

What if a woman should decide to end the pregnancy herself, given the lack of professionals legally able to do it her?

Any woman, alone with a fetus, poses a horrible danger to the unborn.

We should set up a facility where we can send pregnant women -ALL pregnant women, no way to weed out the crazies- for the duration of their pregnancy so we can protect the unborn from their own moms.

Beyond that, there's the concern about a woman finding out she's pregnant, and going and having an abortion before anyone else can find out. Simply expecting women to check into Preggo Camp isn't gonna work.

The only real solution is to gather up all potentially fertile females and put them in a permanent residence facility, where they will live out their lives until finally deemed infertile. With some women getting knocked up well into their fourties, I think 50 might be a good age to discharge them.

Not the most elegant solution, perhaps, but it's airtight.

Yeah, yeah, no one wants to be put in a prison-like environment for their entire lives, but think about it, these girls wouldn't have to enter the facility until they hit somewhere around 12 years old.

That's about 12 years after they stop mattering in a hard-core-pro-life-nut-job's point of view.

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 8 months ago

"The only real solution is to gather up all potentially fertile females and put them in a permanent residence facility, where they will live out their lives until finally deemed infertile. With some women getting knocked up well into their fourties, I think 50 might be a good age to discharge them."

Great fun! It would be hilaious if it wasn't almost true in islam and xtianity.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 8 months ago

I'd laugh, if it wasn't for the fact that the way things are going it's not outside the realm of possibility.

Jay Keffer 7 years, 7 months ago

Such vulgar language. Why do you constantly talk about this sexual act? School kids read these blogs, why do you bring up such perverted, twisted images? What drives this need?

9070811 7 years, 7 months ago

A teabag goes in your water.

BTW, they called themselves Teabags first.

scary_manilow 7 years, 8 months ago

Considering the state's only late-term abortion service provider was murdered by terrorists, and there isn't really anyone lined up to take his place, this is the very definition of "non-issue."

Seriously, earn those pay-raises you keep keep giving yourselves and tackle some REAL legislation.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 8 months ago

You don't understand. They want to get rid of all abortion providers in the state, late term or not. No better way than to harass women.

situveux1 7 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations, you've saved state sanctioned murder for another year.

thusspokezarathustra 7 years, 8 months ago

Kansas already has state sanctioned murder it's called the Death Penalty. Operation rescue apparently doesn't have a problem with that though.

ivalueamerica 7 years, 8 months ago

quit trying to over-turn the Constitution based on religious beliefs and instead get to fixing the economy.

She is a woman, not a breeding machine and we have no right to force her to breed.

somedude20 7 years, 8 months ago

If men and women have sex after midnight does that cause women to give birth to gremlins? I ask because the new generation of children act like little monsters and I have a new blender

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 8 months ago

Can we move on to something that actually matters?!?!! Abortion was legalized over 35 years ago. Kansas- backward as you think.

overthemoon 7 years, 8 months ago

NOte to Journal World. Tom Holland is a candidate for Governor. Perhaps you could get a comment from him on this? Or has the Journal world already made up its mind to ignore our democratic system and make a Brownback the Media (liberal my A$$) Governor now??

phoggyjay 7 years, 8 months ago

What we just provided suicide booths so the potential mothers could end their lives to avoid an abortion, and if the fetus wants to continue living they have the right to decide for themselves.

Bob Harvey 7 years, 8 months ago

I don't entirely disagree with a person's right to decide about their body. That being said why is suicide considered a crime? If I wanted to terminate my life why should it be such an issue? Go to a physician or to the ER and say you have suicidal thoughts and everyone thinks you have a mental problem that must be addressed. You are immediately put in a position where you cannot carry out your wishes. Interesting how we are allowed to evaluate which part of our bodies we have control over and which parts are part of the legal and medical process.

mr_right_wing 7 years, 8 months ago

I'll keep it simple..... Shame on us as a society (including me.)

Please don't kill your innocent defenseless baby.

Jimo 7 years, 8 months ago

I'm sure Governor Sam will sign this bill when passed again next year (right after he pardons Scott Roeder).

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