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Kansas House Fails Veto Override - Votes to Enable Illegal Abortionists

by Staff
May 3, 2010
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TOPEKA, Kan., ( -- The Kansas House of Representatives today failed in a bid to override Gov. Mark Parkinson's veto of HB 2115, which would have provided new reporting standards for late-term abortions. The vote of 82-4 fell just two votes shy of the 84 votes needed to override.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman issued the following statement in response:

This bill was falsely portrayed as a law that would interfere with a woman's abortion decision. In truth, this law had nothing to do with women and everything to do with insuring that abortionists are complying with already established law. If the laws cannot be enforced, they are worthless.

Parkinson's veto was a vote for illegal late-term abortions. Each of the 40 votes that supported the veto was a vote for illegal late-term abortions.

With their votes, Parkinson and his 40 cohorts in the House have defied the will of the majority of the people who supported this common-sense law. They have now given tacit approval for criminal acts and anarchy, and have issued an open invitation to unscrupulous abortionists across the nation to come to Kansas where abortion laws will not be enforced. By doing so, they have endangered the lives of women and the viable babies our laws were enacted to protect.

We will do all we can to make sure the people of Kansas remember this shameful vote the next time these people appear on the ballot.

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.

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