Skip to comments.New law could make Kansas first abortion-free state
Posted on 06/24/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT by wagglebee
TOPEKA, Kansas, June 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) began inspecting the three remaining abortion clinics in the state this week, and said it will decide by July 1 whether they will be able to attain a license to practice under a new law.
Members of Operation Rescue, a pro-life whistleblower group, say they believe there’s a good chance the abortion clinics’ operating standards will be found unacceptable under the new requirements.
We have doubts that any of the abortion clinics can meet the safety requirements of the new law, said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. If they cannot comply, all three abortion clinics would be forced to cease abortion operations, making Kansas the first abortion-free state in the nation.
The first government inspections under the new legislation began on Wednesday morning at Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood, an Overland Park abortion clinic that is currently facing 107 criminal charges related to illegal late-term abortions. The initial inspection is said to be a two-day review. The other two abortion clinics will be inspected within the next few days.
According to the new state law, clinics offering abortions must meet minimum safety standards before they can be licensed to legally perform abortions. The Health Department has the authority to deny, suspend, or revoke a license, and has the authority to fine a clinic for violations and go into court to ask that a clinic be closed.
The new standards include having an emergency door that can accommodate a gurney. The lack of such a door contributed to the death of Karnamaya Monger in Pennsylvania after a botched procedure by late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who now faces several counts of murder against both a woman client and infants killed after delivery.
Other requirements include maintaining proper emergency equipment, drugs and protocols, having proper lighting and ventilation, lavatory areas, and spaces for the sterilization of surgical equipment. Clinics must also have a licensed nurse in the clinic when abortions are done.
Operation Rescue has documented that it is a common practice for abortion clinics to employ under-trained, unqualified staff.
If clinics cannot comply with these minimum safety standards, they are simply too dangerous to continue to operate. It is shocking that anyone would even question whether or not women deserve to be protected from shoddy and unsafe abortion practices, said Newman.
We certainly believe there is no such thing as a safe abortion clinic. Abortionists have the attitude that they are above the law and will likely not keep it, therefore the best way to protect women is to close the abortion clinics.
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Oh, the irony !
It’s kind of creepy using to suggest that “safe standards for abortion” be used as a reason to close down these clinic, but whatever works.
I suppose I see why this formulation is a good way to "sell" the message, but I wish that they would come right out and say that they want to protect both women and children. Because the children are in more danger than the women.
I just searched and can't find it right now, but if I'm not mistaken the parts about proper lighting, ventilation, and spaces for sterilization of surgical equipment have been in place for Veterinary Clinics for a long, long time.
If even a few of these Murder Mills have been operating with standards that would make them unfit for Veterinary use I think that needs to be widely publicized to show that they're all a just clones of Dr. Mengele who are intent on murder to further their Eugenics agenda, not "women's' health services". Those in Congress who are constantly defending abortion also need to be grilled (over a slow fire) as to why they permitted standards that treated humans as less than animals.
....According to the new state law, clinics offering abortions must meet minimum safety standards before they can be licensed to legally perform abortions. The Health Department has the authority to deny, suspend, or revoke a license, and has the authority to fine a clinic for violations and go into court to ask that a clinic be closed.
Kathleen Sebelius will go crazy if this happens!
I would hope so, but IMO she's the reason I think that this law won't happen. Kansas politics have always been strange. Ironically, despite the large number of pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals in the state, Kansas politics is heavily influenced by "we need big(ger) government" interests, i.e. govt. subsidies (farmers) and taxpayer funding of education (public school teachers unions). IMO the people of Kansas elected Sebelius, because her liberal politics fall in line with those interests.
"....The intent of the passage [Deuteronomy 21:1-9] was to show God does not hold a community or a society guilty for the acts of an individual that are immoral, if the community takes appropriate actions to suppress the action. That is, if the community passes laws against the practice, and seeks to enforce these laws against the practice, and bring sanctions against those who violate the law, then that society is not brought under the judgment of God. The state is authorized to bring sanctions against those individuals who commit such acts against the law of God precisely because of the threat of God's corporate sanctions. If the State does not take action in the name of God, then God will take action in the name of God and bring the sanctions against the whole society. This is the teaching of Deuteronomy 28:15-66. This is the teaching of the whole covenant pattern of Old Testament law."
-- from the thread Letter To Paul Hill [1994 Fla. shooter of abortionist Dr. Britton] [part 5 of 13]
Just enforcing the statutes already on the books would go a long way in every state toward protection of life.
Mary Jane's mother sent her to the Safeway to get some meat and Mary Jane just laughed and laughed ... cause she knew there was no safe way to get meat.
So, in the same vein, is there really a safe way to kill an unborn baby?
Kansas took things too far. Now this is the backlash.
Bury the bastards in red tape!
"In September 2005, physician George Tiller won a reception at Cedar Crest, the official residence of the Governor, at an auction benefiting the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus. Pro-life commentators in Kansas have publicly criticized Sebelius's HHS nomination, accusing her of taking campaign donations from Tiller, who was the medical director of an abortion clinic in Wichita. Tiller, who is credited with some 60,000 abortions, was one of Sebelius's largest campaign donors."
She'll send in the federal mobile abortion clinics. I'm sure they must have a few dozen in storage somewhere.
Keep praying. WE WILL close down killing houses with the PP on them.
Comprehensive Health Of Planned Parenthoodstreet view
4401 West 109th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (913) 345-1400
Built like a hitler's bunker.
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