Friday, June 24, 2011

Kansas’s War On Women

Kansas is about to basically ban all legal abortions in the state.

Kansas will require annual, unannounced inspections of abortion clinics, impose new health and safety rules specifically for them and prevent them from using telemedicine systems to dispense pregnancy-terminating drugs under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Sam Brownback.

The new law takes effect July 1. Abortion opponents said the changes will protect patients, but abortion rights supporters fear they will drive one or more of Kansas’ three abortion clinics out of business.

Brownback, an anti-abortion Republican who took office in January, has publicly called on the GOP-dominated Legislature to create “a culture of life,” and it has responded by passing a raft of measures.

The goal, according to one anti-abortion advocate, is to end all abortions in the state. Wrong. They will still happen. They just won’t be safe, and women will die. There’s your “culture of life” for you.