Lawmakers in Kansas passed an extreme anti-abortion measure Friday night 90-30, hours after the Senate approved it 28-10. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign into law, according to NPR. The bill defines life as beginning at ‘fertilization’ and blocks tax breaks for health care providers that perform abortions. There’s also a clause where a doctor must convey a particular lie, linking abortion to breast cancer to the female who is seeking an abortion.
Republican Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a supporter of the bill, said, “The human is a magnificent piece of work in all stages of development, wondrous in every regard, from the microscopic until full development.”
NPR reports, “The bill, called also requires doctors to provide controversial information to patients either seeking or inquiring about an abortion of a link between the procedure and breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute concluded in 2003 that abortion does not raise the risk for breast cancer, but physicians would have to address the issue as a “potential risk” for women seeking an abortion.” (my bold)
There is no link between abortion and breast cancer. So, about that anti-science thing Republicans continue to escalate — it’s not to our betterment unless dumbing down America is the ultimate goal. So, why not just link abortion to _____ then just fill in the blank with random, frightening diseases if a physician sees that a woman would like to go ahead with the procedure. Must interfere at all costs….
If the Governor signs the bill and it looks likely that he will, then this bill goes into effect on July the first.
Fitzgerald said as a candidate in 2012, “One cannot support the Democratic platform and be a follower of Christ.” In which case, I contend that one cannot accept scientific facts and be a Republican. There, I said it.