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Kansas Leads Nation's Moral Crusade Against Abortion

Original post made by Jim F, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2013

The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Parenthood from providing sex education in schools and require women to get more information about fetal development before having an abortion.

The measure was approved by a 28-10 vote and was expected to pass easily in the House of Representatives, which backed the 70-page bill in largely similar form earlier this week. Republicans have large majorities in both chambers. Republican Governor Sam Brownback, a creationist who opposes abortion, is expected to sign it.

Opponents of the measure say it contains 40 provisions that affect a woman’s health and intrude on her right to an abortion. Advocates said it mainly codifies existing practices, while helping women make more informed choices.

“This fulfills the legislative intent to create a pro-life state,” said Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director of Kansans for Life. "Although women's health is a concern, our major concern is life of the unborn fetus. Surely a woman can put up with a cold virus or sore throat if it means saving an unborn fetus." "As far as women's rights are concerned," Ostrowski continued, "we're doing everything we can to restore the Biblical right of women to subordinate themselves to patriarchal authority. What higher right is there than to submit to one's husband?"

The Kansas bill prohibits use of public funds, tax preferences or tax credits for abortion services. It also is silent on how the state will cut social services to the sinful women who had sex out of wedlock. Robert Wooster, chief aide to Brownback, stated "the state's moral obligation is to the unborn fetus; once it's born, it's on its own."

The bill also requires abortion clinics to provide printed material about the fetus’ stages of development, a link to websites, material and organizations that help pregnant women, an explanation of legal responsibilities for an unborn child, and addresses and home phone numbers of all abortion providers in Kansas.

The bill bars school districts from letting abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood offer, sponsor or furnish course materials or instruction on human sexuality or on sexually transmitted diseases, because talking about that kind of stuff is dirty and against God's will.

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Posted by hoops
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

I guess the fact that a state elected a creationist as gov explains it all.No wonder the houses are so cheap there.Do they have running water and electricity in Kansas?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

dorthy sais that kansas has tornados

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Posted by Pope vs condoms
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:55 am

If only the Pope would join the 21st century, and prevent overpopulation of earth and it's resources. Condoms are the tool to prevent abortions. Time for hypocrisy to end. Either you want to prevent abortions OR NOT ! ! ! Help fight POVERTY in Mexico, Haiti, Africia, everywhere, by not breeding more than you can feed. It all starts with condoms (or IUDs) . . . no baby to terminate. End hypocrisy.

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Posted by Pope vs condoms
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:59 am

The breed in excess program was a modern day invention of the catholic church to expand membership. To continue it in today's world of 'shortages' only illustrates the church's desperation for membership. Time to end the breeding program.

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Posted by Pope vs condoms
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

I think an environmental group should ask for a meeting with the new Pope, about environment, poor with starving children continuing to breed, and abortions that could be prevented with IUDs or condoms.
Otherwise HE can assume the responsibility and COST of starving families, and the baby killings, that he could choose to end thru rational, safe, kind PREVENTION. ....and the seed is NOT a baby before the sweat is wiped from the guy's forehead...that is science.
If pope chooses to continue with superstitions started in the darkk ages, then he can foot the bill, not American taxpayer bank to the world. OUR children have needs too.

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Posted by Pope vs condoms
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I can't believe the silence of sheep. After priests molested your sons, you still fear uttering logic....speak truth to power. I think this Pope is open to logic, poverty, and hunger...realities. Neither God nor Jesus had had anything to say about birth control....that was a creation of the Dark Ages.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I think that everybody over the age of 21 ought to be permanently "fixed". case closed.

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