Sebelius Flaunts Her Radical Support for Late-term Abortion In Veto Of Reporting Law

Meanwhile, RNC Chairman calls for Obama to withdraw Sebelius’ nomination to HHS

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Topeka, KS – Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill late today that would have required abortionists to report the specific reasons for post-viability abortions, reinforcing her reputation as a pro-abortion extremist.

In her veto message, Sebelius falsely attempts take credit for the falling abortion rate in Kansas.

“Abortions have decreased in spite of her, not because of her. Abortions actually started to decline the year Operation Rescue moved our headquarters to Kansas – one full year before Sebelius was elected as governor,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “Her false claims are a slap in the face to the hundreds of pro-life advocates who have worked tirelessly to expose her friend, late-term abortionist George Tiller, and provide help and practical alternatives to abortion-minded women outside Kansas abortion clinics.”

Sebelius’ veto will benefit only one abortionist in the state, and that is her political benefactor George Tiller. The bill would have required him to give the specific diagnosis used to justify a post-viability abortion. Kansas law requires that such abortions can only be done if the continuation of the pregnancy will result in “substantial and irreversible impairment to a major bodily function” of the pregnant woman.

“As it stands, no one can even check to see if Tiller is actually complying with the law,” said Sullenger. “Now Sebelius is helping Tiller continue to conceal the true nature of what is going on at that late-term abortion clinic. She apparently wanted to do Tiller one last favor before heading off to Washington.”

But Sebelius has endangered her recent nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services by underreporting the full amount of campaign contributions she received from Tiller.

Opposition to her nomination continues to grow. Today Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has asked President Obama to withdraw Sebelius’ nomination unless she answers more questions about abortion.

“Michael Steele is hardly an ardent pro-life supporter. The fact that he is now opposing Sebelius really shows how truly radical she is on abortion,” said Sullenger. “It’s a huge embarrassment for the state of Kansas when you look at her and realize that she is too extreme and too short on integrity even for the jaded political environment of Washington, DC.”

Text of Veto Message

  • Mary

    Sheryl is right that Sebelius’ latest claim that she helped reduce abortions in Kansas is a “slap in the face” to pro-life advocates. HOWEVER, the TRUTH remains that it is because of the tireless efforts of all pro-life advocates that MORE babies in Kansas have been and are being SAVED despite Sebelius’ overt and covert efforts to thwart pro-life advocates.

    Sebelius is trying to take cover with her claim because she doesn’t want the nation to know that she really is a super pro-abortion champion.

  • Alayna staggers (nurse)

    Abortionists don’t have to give a reason for killing late term babies. Insanity. Noone is held accountable, including the politicians. We are living in “the time of trouble” as the Bible predicts. Obama has clarified that we are not a Christian Nation and now pro-lifers are included on the list of possible terrorists. Our faith is definitely being tested! It has been said that our nation is no longer living under Godly principles, as though God has been put on the shelf. When tragedy strikes, why is God the first one our country calls upon. We want His protection but we don’t want to follow His guidance and commandments. We as pro-lifers and Christians must hold tightly to our beliefs and not give up the fight to win this war against the evil which is stealing the lives of our babies!

  • Pauline

    There are other people in this country who would be better candidates for HHS than Governor Sebelius. Her track record with Dr. Tiller is incomprehensible to me. Why anyone, ex. Sebelius, could support and encourage such an evil attack on full-term baby is “evil personified.” Anyone encouraging, nominating, or voting for such a person is equally guilty of the same evil.