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Brownback signs anti-abortion bill

May 15, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation giving more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions.

Brownback’s office announced the signing Monday, although it took place last week. The governor is a strong abortion opponent and had been expected to sign the measure, which takes effect in July.

Kansas law already protects doctors and hospitals from being forced to participate in abortions. This year’s measure extends the so-called “conscience” protection to other health care facilities.

The legislation also says no individuals are required to refer patients for abortion services, or to participate in administering any drug they believe terminates a pregnancy.

Abortion opponents say the measure simply updates existing law. Supporters of abortion rights predict it will restrict access to birth control.

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ibroke 1 year, 11 months ago

great job brownback! you get my vote thankyou !

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MarchHare 1 year, 11 months ago

I think, ultimately, whether Brownback signs it or not is irrelevant. You have to realize that all it will take is one court case being filed as a result of this law and this hog wash will collapse under the weight of the Supreme Court's scrutiny. The precedent not only treads on a woman's first amendement rights but sets a woman's life as "less" than the life of her unborn child... I highly doubt this is a slope the country is going to be willing to go sledding on with Kansans.

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newyawkertonMET 1 year, 11 months ago

What does this legislation mean for health care providers and facilities that do decide to administer abortions and birth control? Where the hell is their legal protection? This all just means health insurance companies will drop birth control from coverage plans because of the heat from the GOP thugs in Topeka. Great planning, Browny. Way to legislate women's vaginas and confine the biggest decisions of their lives to the outskirts of society. If I were a freedom-loving woman, I'd leave this scary state. It's only going to get much, much worse.

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Ragingbear 1 year, 11 months ago

Scum supporting scum that think that women are property. The Grand Old Party indeed.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 11 months ago

Of course he did. Freedom is on the march in the great state of Kansas.

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sciencegeek 1 year, 11 months ago

I wonder if the bill would have been passed if it included the refusal to sell condoms. They're a form of birth control, too.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Rumor has it that some in the Church don't think very highly of old Sammy B, regardless of his abortion crusade. I guess his other hobby, persecuting the sick, old, poor and downtrodden is trumping any "browny" points he's getting from railroading women's reproductive rights. Browny might show up for church and find no bread in the bowl and no wine in the cup.

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deathpenaltyliberal 1 year, 11 months ago

Thanks GOP, for adding more government interference to an individuals healthcare decision and giving cover to those "professionals" who won't do their jobs.

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deathpenaltyliberal 1 year, 11 months ago

"FalseHopeNoChange (anonymous) says… This does not "bode well" for population control. Populations must be held in check to meet "Agenda 21" demands. Unnecessary complex Liberals, that are not wanted, should not be kept for Jesus sake. "

You are an idiot.

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 11 months ago

Another win for the unborn. Thank you Gov. Brownback and Republicans for your continued support for life.

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usnsnp 1 year, 11 months ago

Just wait for the first law suit when a woman dies because of this law. I guess the state has plenty of money to pay to lawyers.

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 11 months ago

This does not "bode well" for population control. Populations must be held in check to meet "Agenda 21" demands. Unnecessary complex Liberals, that are not wanted, should not be kept for Jesus sake.

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Roland Gunslinger 1 year, 11 months ago

More government brought to you by the small government GOP.

How's that working out for you tea partiers? You said you wanted small government so you organized a heck of a campaign to get more R's in office... and now you're getting more government in return. Happy?

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Mike1949 1 year, 11 months ago

And the Republicans chip away a another Freedom of the people as Kansas takes another step towards the Dark Ages. Next comes the public display of people bound in stockades in the center of town for punishment of moral church laws.

This is just another step backwards to where abortions will go underground to filthy back rooms with women dying from massive blood loss and insides ripped up by amateurs for money. Just like Prohibition, laws to control morals never work and more people die. When are people going to learn?

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kansanjayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you governor Brownback for restoring a culture of life to Kansas! Thank you for protecting our first amendment rights!

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