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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kansas: New Abortion Law Requires Offering Ultrasounds Before All Abortions

New Kan. law: Before abortions, offer ultrasounds
Mar 27, 6:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill ensuring that clinics give women and girls seeking abortions a chance to see ultrasound images before performing the procedure.

The legislation was signed Friday and takes effect July 1. It also requires clinics to offer abortion patients a chance to listen to the fetal heartbeat.

Sebelius signed the measure as she awaits U.S. Senate confirmation as federal Health and Human Services secretary. Anti-abortion groups in Washington have criticized her nomination because she supports abortion rights.

The bill amends a state law requiring doctors to obtain a patient's informed consent before performing an abortion.

© 2009 The Associated Press.


My Thoughts

Kansas had a weird day with the abortion issue. First, Dr. Tiller was exonerated, and now the NARAL favorite and Obama's HHS department nominee signed an odd amendment to the abortion law.

I'm not quite sure what they are trying to accomplish with the new law. Why give an ultrasound to a baby that your going to kill anyway? I suppose they are trying to reduce the number of abortions by pulling on the mother's heart strings by having them see and hear the baby alive.

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