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Kansas governor to re-enact signing of anti-abortion measure

It's not safe to be pregnant in Kansas (or Oklahoma) and why:

Study anticipates as many as 50 deaths per year in Kansas, more from miscarriages, "forced hysterectomy" Excerpts below from the April 14, 2015 study released to the Kansas press by Ann Kristin Neuhaus, MD, MPH

Anticipated impact of this law:

Pregnant women in Kansas are exposed to an increased risk of sepsis and death. Around fifty Kansas women per year2 are expected to experience a pregnancy complication known as pPROM – preterm premature rupture of the membranes4 prior to viability, when the fetus absolutely cannot survive delivery.

Because of the specific restrictions in this law, definitive treatment may be delayed, increasing the risk of sepsis and death. An amendment5 designed to protect women in this potentially dire situation was proposed by Rep. Barbara Bollier (R) Johnson County6 – the only physician currently serving in the Kansas legislature – but it was voted down7.

The law specifically excludes a health exemption for suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior meaning that a woman hemorrhaging from an attempt to induce a miscarriage will be forced to undergo a hysterectomy or allowed to bleed to death, like in the days before Roe v. Wade.

Abortion providers will use (Constitutionally required) alternatives such as digoxin prior to D&E or induction of labor. An induction procedure takes from 2-5 days to complete and requires that the patient remain at or near the treating facility, making it more expensive than a D&E procedure. ... Poor and underage women will be disproportionately affected as they will be less able to afford the higher cost or to travel out-of-state for care. The consequence will be increased financial burden on families, and on already under-funded State support systems.
... In conclusion, this poorly-conceived attempt to ban second trimester abortion is yet another instance of anti-scientific, anti-woman political grandstanding by religious extremists in the Kansas legislature. It does nothing to protect women or their families. On the contrary, it potentially jeopardizes the health of all women of reproductive age. The cost of implementing and defending this legislation will fall on Kansas taxpayers, and as usual, the brunt of the negative impact will be borne by low-income single women and their families, those least able to afford the consequences.

The complete study with footnotes and is available on request.

(Dr. Neuhaus, a former abortion provider in Kansas was the first woman doctor to successfully perform nearly 10,000 1st and early 2nd trimester procedures in the state without complication, and the last to work with the late Dr. George Tiller. She currently conducts statistical research of medically under-served communities across Kansas. She was born in Lawrence, and graduated with honors from KU's School of Medicine.)

April 28, 2015 at 6 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas AG seeks up to $450K to defend new anti-abortion law

Study anticipates as many as 50 deaths per year in Kansas, more from miscarriage, "forced hysterectomy" Excerpt from the April 14, 2015 study released to the Kansas press by Ann Kristin Neuhaus, MD, MPH Anticipated impact of this law:

Pregnant women in Kansas are exposed to an increased risk of sepsis and death. Around fifty Kansas women per year2 are expected to experience a pregnancy complication known as pPROM – preterm premature rupture of the membranes4 prior to viability, when the fetus absolutely cannot survive delivery. Because of the specific restrictions in this law, definitive treatment may be delayed, increasing the risk of sepsis and death. An amendment5 designed to protect women in this potentially dire situation was proposed by Rep. Barbara Bollier (R) Johnson County6 – the only physician currently serving in the Kansas legislature – but it was voted down7. The law specifically excludes a health exemption for suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior meaning that a woman hemorrhaging from an attempt to induce a miscarriage will be forced to undergo a hysterectomy or allowed to bleed to death, like in the days before Roe v. Wade. Abortion providers will use (Constitutionally required) alternatives such as digoxin prior to D&E or induction of labor. An induction procedure takes from 2-5 days to complete and requires that the patient remain at or near the treating facility, making it more expensive than a D&E procedure. ... Poor and underage women will be disproportionately affected as they will be less able to afford the higher cost or to travel out-of-state for care. The consequence will be increased financial burden on families, and on already under-funded State support systems. ...

More expensive legal actions against the State of Kansas by women’s health advocates regarding the unconstitutionality of anti-abortion measures which disregard the health of women.8,9 ... In conclusion, this poorly-conceived attempt to ban second trimester abortion is yet another instance of anti-scientific, anti-woman political grandstanding by religious extremists in the Kansas legislature. It does nothing to protect women or their families. On the contrary, it potentially jeopardizes the health of all women of reproductive age. The cost of implementing and defending this legislation will fall on Kansas taxpayers, and as usual, the brunt of the negative impact will be borne by low-income single women and their families, those least able to afford the consequences.

Dr. Neuhaus, a former abortion provider in Kansas was the first woman doctor to successfully perform nearly 10,000 1st and early 2nd trimester procedures in the state without complication, and the last to work with the late Dr. George Tiller. She currently conducts statistical research of medically under-served communities across Kansas. She was born in Lawrence, and graduated with honors from KU's School of Medicine.

April 28, 2015 at 4:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Peaceful march kicks off week of Ferguson-related events at KU

LEO Darren Wilson destroyed forensic evidence (washing off Brown's blood spatter), improperly cataloged evidence (his own gun) and gave contradictory testimony to the grand jury. These facts alone would have warranted a public trial. Read his testimony: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

December 2, 2014 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Peaceful march kicks off week of Ferguson-related events at KU

Poorly educated, underpaid police who tolerate rotten work conditions lead to disasters like LEO Darren Wilson. There are too many incongruities to list here about this case so here is a link provided by a KU journalism student. And it was good read this story from KU campus.

http://kansasexposed.org/2014/11/29/k...

December 2, 2014 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas regulation board, doctor battle over abortion case costs

Considering he is a landlord in over a half dozen properties in Wichita, and that an enormous amount of money is being shoveled into a Church memorial for the "unborn" doesn't it make one ponder how gullible the old and superstitious are being fleeced. Dr. Kris worked diligently in Lawrence, received support from Dr. Dale Clinton and many people in Lawrence, but it took one out of town landlord to shut us down. That building stayed vacant for years after she left. We love Lawrence and it's people but not the greedsters. Ciao! On to the struggle.

September 29, 2012 at 2:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas regulation board, doctor battle over abortion case costs

4 of the 9 practicing medical doctors on KSBHA recused themselves from judgment on her. This was not reported in any Kansas news media. The world's foremost expert and editor-in-chief of the diagnostic manual of psychiatry, Dr. Michael First, wrote in support of her use of the computer software to document information about these patients. This was also never reported in the Kansas news media, or admitted as evidence in her defense.

Of the 9 - 10,000 women who received medical and surgical 1st and early 2nd trimester abortions, none have filed suit against her care. The complainant who filed the original paper with KSBHA is a convicted felon, part of a well-financed organisation successfully seeking to gain credibility in Kansas.

A solid majority of the members of KSBHA are either new political appointees by the current governor, or re-appointed, of those three are directly involved in, or financially derive support from the "pro-life" movement in Kansas.

The whole sordid decade-long persecution of her and my family are chronicled in the now public court records available at the "Welcome to Brownbackistan" wordpress site. Google, you know how to Google.

If the State of Kansas attempts to take our tiny 10 acre farm (15 years paid on the mortgage) we are calling on all free-thinking Free State people to stop the sale. It is all we have.

My name is Michael Caddell, sweetheart to Dr. Kris for over 25 years and I approve this message.

September 28, 2012 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback mum on expansion of Medicaid under federal health care reform

This guy has a long history from the student senate at K-State of yucking and sucking with the most reactionary lunkheads around him. Run off the drug counselors, close down rape crisis centers and encourage binge drinking among the frat rats. He hasn't changed, just bigger and bigger, meaner and meaner a simpleton, a cornpone bully counting on his "constituents" being stupid and playing up his religion to draw in the old folks. This guy isn't even an intelligent conservative. What a sick, sick joke you mindless partisans have been made into. Read Thomas Frank's "Letter from Brownbackistan" in this month's Harper's magazine.

July 13, 2012 at 1:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas still faces big bills in redistricting case

Add that to the $660,000 in lawyers fees defending the unconstitutional and draconian 2011 anti-abortion clinic regulations, and of course former AG Phill Kline's revolving door of lawyers to defend his law license after his witch hunts. Then Our Dear Leader Gov. Brownback experiments with Art Laffer's "voodoo economics" (according to Bush #41). Laffer's bill, $75,000 for a lay over in the flyover zone before he leaves to Tennessee. Art declares Sam a genius declares victory for trickle down economics and a "revolution in a cornfield" leaves.

Also that guy from Florida, hired to run SRS out of service and into the hands of some corporations, the bill for reprinting business cards, stationary etc. well who knows yet?

And then the little matter of sending off $31 million in federal funds for the health insurance exchange program. A million dollars or more of fed matching funds for the arts .... am I missing anything here.

Oh yeah, over 60 Kansas counties declared drought disasters, more on the way, and all those Kansas livestock feed growers, who loudly hate that n**** socialist in the White House are standing line with their hands out for cheap federal loans and crop insurance checks. No man made climate change here, just good old fashioned "free market" speculation.

It's getting dumb and dumber among the conservatives in Kansas.

July 13, 2012 at 1:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State seeks to control women’s health

A final link to this old thread: http://fightincockflyer.blogspot.com/...

June 14, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters will see big changes from new redistricting plan

The "revolution in a corn field" continues with some new strange twists. Old Art "Mr. Voodoo Economist" Laffer that advised Dear Gov. Brownback and untold numbers of Reaganauts in the state legislature may have got this one right, for $75,000 of taxpayer's money, of course. He gave this "revolution" it's moniker, and the caucazoid Neocon troglodytes are stuck with it, forever.

Between the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) stooges passing cookie cutter laws, the church lobbyists and "pro-life" syndicates pushing anti-women laws and witch hunts, the Koch billionaires lavishing lard into most every conservative's campaign coffers, and a solid voting base of paranoid suicidal geriatric pensioners - is it any wonder this happened?

The "revolution in a corn field" is now apparent, let the stampede begin.

Dig that quote from SoS Kobach, the loyalty oaths he demanded from the GOP members a couple years ago are paying off now.

The "revolutionary" slogans:"limited government" and "economic freedom" and "free markets" really make a lot of sense now. Soon it will be time to run every Koch Libertard out of office. Hopefully some firebrand progressive populists will make it to register and run against these fools by Monday.

Listen in and take a "Wisconsin Break" today on RFK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fightinc...

June 9, 2012 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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