Over the past few weeks, the impeachment sham that the Democrats tried to shove down the American voters’ throats came to a full, rolling boil this past week, so the headlines have been dominated by the carryings-on of their star-of-the-moment, Adam Schiff (plus the rest of the corrupt, complicit Deep State actors, including Nancy Pelosi et al.), but in the meantime, other things are coming to a head on the state level.
Just a few days ago, the “pro-choice” governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, bashed a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear up any doubt that in Kansas, there is no right to abortion.
Kelly is not a noob to the political scene, having served as a Kansas senator from 2005 to 2019, but defeated her Republican opponent to become the current governor.
Of course, you might well expect that she follows the Democrat party platform line of supposedly favoring “womens’ rights” to murder their unborn children, and as such, she claims that the Value Them Both amendment would return their state “to the Dark Ages” and hurt the economy, as reported by the AP.
By way of contrast, pro-life advocates contend that Kansas could become the “wild west of the abortion industry” without it.
This from LifeNews:
The amendment passed the state Senate on Wednesday. The House now is considering it. To be added to the Kansas Constitution, the amendment must be approved by a two-thirds majority in both state houses and then by Kansas voters. Kelly’s approval is not necessary.
The measure is especially critical after the Kansas Supreme Court found a so-called “right to abortion” in their state constitution in 2019. That ruling jeopardizes Kansas abortion regulations that protect women and babies; a constitutional amendment would help ensure they remain in place.
During a press conference Thursday, Kelly argued that the amendment would hurt women and businesses.
“They are foundational to who we are as a state and as a nation,” the governor said. “I fear for a future in which the Legislature chooses to stand between a woman and her doctor. This would throw the state back into the Dark Ages.”
Though she did not explain why, she also claimed the amendment could “make companies think twice about coming” to Kansas, according to the report.
“This only creates another hurdle for businesses interested in recruiting talented young people to our state,” she said.
Pro-life advocates, however, said the amendment would protect women and unborn babies by keeping abortion clinic regulations, parental consent for minors and other common-sense laws in place.
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, is a leading advocate for the amendment.
“As elected leaders in Kansas, we value both mothers and the unborn,” Wagle said in a statement online Wednesday. “Today, I will work hard to ensure women receive regulated, quality health care during both an expected and an unexpected pregnancy – just like they do in every other health care industry.”
According to the Kiowa County Signal, she defended state laws that require parental consent for underage girls seeking abortions and laws that ensure abortion providers meet basic health and safety standards. She said these life-saving laws are now in jeopardy because of the Kansas Supreme Court ruling.
State Rep. Susan Humphries, R-Wichita, said the amendment would not ban abortions, but it would help protect Kansas women and children from “unregulated abortion,” the report states.
Pro-life lawmakers hope the amendment will be on the August ballot for voters’ approval.
The Value Them Both amendment would add language to the Kansas Constitution stating that there is no right to abortion or taxpayer-funded abortions.
Speaking for myself, I agree wholeheartedly that choosing to preserve and protect the lives of the unborn is THE only way to go. I applaud the pro-life legislators who have brought this amendment to the table.
In the book of Psalms, chapter 139, verses 13-16 read:
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
If your belief system doesn’t acknowledge such a statement, I encourage you to seriously reconsider your stance. None of us (outside of Jesus Christ himself) have achieved a state of perfection, but it behooves us to consider carefully the words we find written in that amazing book.
I’m convinced that if you believe that “pro-choice” is some kind of benign thing that is no more than a birth-control option, I think it’s time you woke up and faced the fact that the use of that phrase is nothing less than the attempt of the politically correct to disguise the horror of abortion as a benign sort of thing rather than the absolute horror that it is — premeditated first-degree murder-for-hire on demand.