Women’s Testimonies Helps Clinic Regulations Pass Out of Committee

If passed, 3 out of 7 Kansas abortion clinics could close

Wichita, KS — On Tuesday, March 15, several women representing a number of pro-life groups held a press conference in Topeka at the Capitol Building to support HB 2503 – The Women’s Health Protection Act that would regulate Kansas abortion clinics. (View Photos)

Currently there are no regulations governing abortion clinics in Kansas. Vet hospitals and dining establishments must submit to inspections and meet greater standards than abortion mills where dangerous late-term abortions are committed.

The conference was led by Michele Herzog, representing True Majority: Women Speaking for Women. Linda Cramer gave a moving statement about her horiffic abortion experience at George Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services. Linda received injuries during her abortion that left her unable to bear children.

Other speakers included Ellen Myers, who spoke of her concerns over unsafe abortions as the mother of a Downs Syndrome daughter, in light of the recent abortion related death of a Downs Syndorme Texas woman in January, 2005. Karen Myers, representing Youth for Life, made a compelling statement about the need for clinic regulations, and Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue presented photographic evidence of five botched abortions requiring emergency hospitalization that have occurred at WHCS in the past year.

After the press conference, the group lobbied each Health and Human Services Committee member with documentation of botched abortions requiring emergency hospitalization, including one abortion death in January. The committe passed HB 2503 on Wednesday, March 16, and recommended it favorably to the full House.

Karen Myers was told that this is the first time in four years of attempting to pass this bill that legislators have ever heard from women. They were especially touched by the testimony of Linda Cramer. Karen was told that this was especially helpful!

Abortion clinic workers testified that if this bill passes THREE out of the SEVEN abortion clinics in Kansas will be forced to close permanently! The bill is expected to pass the House and should be heard in the Kansas Senate next week.

  • mcnutt

    AWESOME! “Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead…” –Praise God for the cloud the size of a man’s hand…

    I bind unto myself today
    The strong Name of the Trinity,
    By invocation of the same
    The Three in One and One in Three.

    I bind this today to me forever
    By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
    His baptism in Jordan river,
    His death on Cross for my salvation;
    His bursting from the spicèd tomb,
    His riding up the heavenly way,
    His coming at the day of doom
    I bind unto myself today.

    I bind unto myself the power
    Of the great love of cherubim;
    The sweet ‘Well done’ in judgment hour,
    The service of the seraphim,
    Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
    The Patriarchs’ prayers, the prophets’ scrolls,
    All good deeds done unto the Lord
    And purity of virgin souls.

    I bind unto myself today
    The virtues of the star lit heaven,
    The glorious sun’s life giving ray,
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    The flashing of the lightning free,
    The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
    The stable earth, the deep salt sea
    Around the old eternal rocks.

    I bind unto myself today
    The power of God to hold and lead,
    His eye to watch, His might to stay,
    His ear to hearken to my need.
    The wisdom of my God to teach,
    His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
    The word of God to give me speech,
    His heavenly host to be my guard.

    Against the demon snares of sin,
    The vice that gives temptation force,
    The natural lusts that war within,
    The hostile men that mar my course;
    Or few or many, far or nigh,
    In every place and in all hours,
    Against their fierce hostility
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    The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
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    Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

    I bind unto myself the Name,
    The strong Name of the Trinity,
    By invocation of the same,
    The Three in One and One in Three.
    By Whom all nature hath creation,
    Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
    Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
    Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

    – St. Patrick’s Breastplate, set to verse by C.F. Alexander.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and keep up the Great Work, ORW & friends!

  • sarah

    PRAISE GOD!
    It SHOULD happen that 3 out of 7 death mills close…in fact better yet, 7 out of 7 should close in this whole nation.