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Kansas House Passed Most Dangerous Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law In the Nation

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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 http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/07/kansas-house-passes-most-dangerous-sweeping-anti-abortion-law-in-the-nation/

Kansas House Passes Most Dangerous Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law In The Nation

May 7, 2012
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In March, Addictinginfo reported on a dangerous anti-abortion bill being considered by the Republican dominated Kansas House of Representatives. We are now horrified to report that the Kansas House has passed that bill and it now goes to the Senate.

Republicans are poised to make the 69 page bill the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Among the provisions include:

• A sales tax on all abortions. Even rape victims would have to pay the tax, which could be as high as 6.3%. Despite their objections to millionaires paying more taxes, Republicans feel it’s okay to tax women for making a personal decision about their own bodies. This makes abortion more expensive.


• A personhood measure that would define life as beginning at conception, which would almost certainly make abortion equivalent to murder and outlaw all abortion in the state of Kansas. Many forms of contraception could also be banned.

• A measure that significantly limits abortions in the third trimester.

• A provision that bans women from claiming abortion insurance coverage and services on their taxes.

• Doctors are hereby ordered to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer, which is a damned lie.

• Doctors are also shielded from lawsuits if they withhold critical health information from pregnant women that could cause them to decide to have an abortion. In other words, they don’t have to tell women about the health of the fetus they carry and don’t have to tell women about any problems with the pregnancy.

Such measures would make it nearly impossible for women to get an abortion in the state of Kansas. They would severely restrict a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. And the bill forces women to submit to the will of men. This is by far the most dangerous anti-abortion bill in the country and puts the lives of women in danger. Republicans are declaring that abortion is a cause of cancer despite the fact that real science has proved otherwise, and yet, they are forcing doctors to falsely tell pregnant women that if they get an abortion, cancer could follow, even though many top health organizations have proven that such a connection is a total myth.

The tax is also a major issue in this bill. According to Planned Parenthood this bill could require those who enforce the tax to view the private medical records of women, which would violate medical privacy laws, and could apply a sales tax on contraception. And since poor women are more likely to obtain an abortion, it places a steeper financial burden on that particular group.

Republicans are so obsessed with ending abortion that they are willing to lie to women to scare them from having one and are willing to tax them and pry into their private medical records. It’s despicable and totally unethical. This is nothing but a persecution and proves without a shadow of a doubt which party is really trying to create a big tyrannical government. None of this bill is being voted on by the people of Kansas. It’s being forced upon them by a group of conservative extremists who want to control the reproductive choices of women. If this bill passes the Senate, Governor Brownback has already stated that he will sign it, even though he hasn’t read it. And when he signs it, it will be crystal clear which state in America women should steer clear of at all costs if they want to keep their privacy and personal liberty.

Read the bill:

http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/measures/sb313/

by on May. 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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nurbabe82
by Member on May. 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

 Bump to read later

areid1023
by Silver Member on May. 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

BUMP!

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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 It's mind boggling to me that doctors are allowed to withhold vital information from their patients.

joyfree
by Silver Member on May. 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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No, there's no war on women... Sarcasm.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Brownback thinks he has it all figured out since successfully leading the pack into keeping a person's insurance from legally covering elective abortion.

1Giovanni
by Becca on May. 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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What bothers me is them not telling them info about the pregnancy and lying to them. That is so wrong in so many levels.

 

 

romalove
by Roma on May. 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Quoting joyfree:

No, there's no war on women... Sarcasm.

 The truth is there is an ulterior motive by those who want to tell us there's no war and this isn't anti-women.

The motivation is religious based.  Another big elephant in the room we aren't supposed to notice.

Well, tough.  I noticed.

sherry132
by Silver Member on May. 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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I don't believe that article at all. I'd have to see the actual bill written out to form an opinion on what they are doing. 

darrensmom11
by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM
OMG. . . I don't even know what to say or what to think about what's going in their thought process behind this decision.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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Quoting sherry132:

I don't believe that article at all. I'd have to see the actual bill written out to form an opinion on what they are doing. 

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/05/08/3600527/abortion-becomes-a-tax-issue-in.html

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