The veto could be Sebelius’ last as governor — and perhaps her boldest.
The Democrat awaits a final vote in the U.S. Senate next week on her nomination to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Critics have seized on her support for abortion rights and her ties to late-term abortion provider George Tiller of Wichita.
“While I agree that we should try to reduce the number of abortions, it cannot be at the increased risk to the life or health of women,” Sebelius wrote in a statement announcing the veto.
The vetoed bill would have required late-term abortion providers to report the specific diagnoses used to justify the procedure. Abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy are illegal in Kansas unless necessary to prevent serious health threats to the woman.
The bill also would have allowed a woman or her husband — or the parents of a girl under 18 — to sue the provider if they suspect the abortion violated the law. And it would have given prosecutors greater power to file charges against abortion providers.
Forget about protecting women (especially the unborn baby girls who will never get to be grown women), this is obviously about protecting abortionists. Joseph Lawler of American Spectator writes:
Prior to yesterday, Sebelius's history of vetoing abortion restrictions and her history of close association with Tiller showed that abortion was one of her priorities. She was close enough to the abortion industry for the Washington Times to suggest that nominating her to the bureacracy that would regulate that industry constitutes a conflict of interest, much like nominating the head of an investment bank to regulate his competitors.
So, again, what is a "pro-choice pro-lifer"? A pro-abortion pro-choicer."Does a spring pour forth from the same opening fresh water and brackish? Can a fig tree, my brethren, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh" (James 3:11-12).