KS Lawmakers Will Attempt to Override Sebelius Veto Of Abortion Reporting

Sebelius shames her Catholic faith by claiming to be “pro-life” in veto statement.

[UPDATE: The Kansas Senate failed this morning to override Sebelius’ veto. The Senate voted to override by a count of 23-12, but 27 votes were needed to attain the necessary 2/3 supermajority required to override. -Operation Rescue Staff]

Topeka, KS — Kansas Lawmakers will attempt to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto today of a measure that would compel abortion mills to report the reason for each abortion on viable babies past 22 weeks. It would also require abortionists to report the diagnosis for babies aborted due to fetal abnormality, such as Down syndrome.

Post-viability abortions are illegal in Kansas, with very narrow exceptions. The Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline, is investigating abortion mills because he has reason to believe that the mills may be engaging in illegal late-term abortions outside the exceptions allowed by Kansas law. The legislation vetoed by Sebelius would have made the abortion mills more accountable for their actions.

Sebelius’ media spokesperson, Nicole Corcoran, told the Topeka Capital-Journal, “She’s very clear about her personal beliefs as a Catholic and supports a woman’s right to privacy.”

Sebelius stated, “My Catholic faith teaches me that life is sacred. Personally, I believe abortion is wrong.”

Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director for Kansans for Life voiced shock at Sebelius’ statement. “Gov. Sebelius’ attempt in her veto explanation to portray herself as pro-life is outrageous. She cannot re-invent the term, no matter how carefully she chooses her words,” she said.

Sebelius also further offended pro-life supporters by claiming responsibility for the 11% decrease in abortions over the past three years, in spite of the fact that she has actively opposed every pro-life bill that has come before her. She also boasted increasing funding to crisis pregnancy centers, even though she voted to decrease their funding two years ago.

Abortionist George R. Tiller, a specialist in late-term abortions, has contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Sebelius’ campaign coffers. Last year Sebelius intervened in a Kansas Board of Healing Arts investigation against Tiller in the death of a third-trimester abortion patient, Christin Gilbert. The KBHA then “cleared” Tiller of wrong-doing even though the autopsy report clearly indicated a misdiagnosis of Gilbert’s fatal abortion complications, which included Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), an avoidable and treatable complication.

Tiller is currently under investigation by a Sedgwick County Grand Jury in Gilbert’s death.

“Sebelius thinks she can sugar coat the issue of child-killing through abortion, but her attempts to reinvent the English language and deceive the voters of Kansas are transparent,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “In any other state but Kansas, she would be considered a liar for pretending to be something she is not, and for taking credit for pro-life advances that she avidly fought against.”

“Would you eat at a restaurant that is uninspected, unlicensed, and unaccountable for any food poisoning or deaths that occur there? Of course not, but that is exactly the situation at Kansas abortion mills today, thanks to Tiller crony Kathleen Sebelius,” said Newman. “Sebelius’ attempts to keep the abortion industry completely unaccountable is endangering the lives of women like Christin Gilbert and others. Ultimately, their blood — and the blood of their pre-born babies — is on her hands.”

Read Story in the Topeka Capital-Journal