Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is clearly pro-abortion. The Democrat governor today vetoed state funding for pregnant centers that help pregnant women and actually give them choices on abortion other than ending the baby’s life.
Kelly line-item vetoed the proposed “Alternatives to Abortion Program,” allocating $2 million in grants to enhance and increase resources for women who make the choice to parent or place their child for adoption.
Danielle Underwood, the communications director for Kansans for Life, was very disappointed but not surprised by the veto from the pro-abortion governor.
“Once again Laura Kelly shows her abortion extremism: first she vetoes protections for babies after they have taken their first breath, then she blocks information empowering women to make informed choices about chemical abortions, and now she vetoes help for women facing unexpected pregnancies. The only “choice” Kelly supports is abortion.”
Kansans for Life urges legislators to stand with Kansas women and families by “overriding Gov. Kelly’s extreme, out-of-touch, veto.”
The veto comes on the heels of another Kelly veto of a bill that would stop infanticide and protect babies who survive abortions and a second veto this week of a bill to help women find aboriton alternatives.
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The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (House Bill 2313) received massive support in the legislature and a veto override is likely. The governor is a pro-abortion Democrat, but the legislation has enough support to override her potential veto. The bill passed with bipartisan support in a 86-36 vote Tuesday in the state House and a 31-9 vote late last month in the state Senate.
The bill requires any healthcare worker present at the baby’s birth to provide the same degree of care to preserve the baby’s life that would be provided to any other baby born at the same gestational age. Additionally, it requires the abortion facility to transport the baby to the hospital. The bill also adds criminal penalties to existing laws that protect born-alive infants to ensure abortion workers are held accountable if a baby is abandoned to die.
The measure would have provided infant abortion survivors the same human rights and legal protections as other babies born at an early stage.
HB 2313 would have required reporting of abortion survivors, something Kansas as well as the vast majority of states do not currently report. Four of the states that track born-alive numbers account for 111 babies surviving failed abortion over the last five years. The Abortion Survivors Network estimates 1,734 babies live through abortions each year and a total of 85,817 have survived an abortion.