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Kansas governor pledges to sign new anti-abortion proposal

Associated Press - January 22, 2015 5:56 pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that creates an independent task force to review the state's child welfare system.

Gov. Sam Brownback has promised to sign legislation to ban a procedure used to terminate hundreds of pregnancies in Kansas every year.

Brownback made his pledge Thursday during a Statehouse rally with hundreds of abortion opponents. The event was sponsored by Kansans for Life and marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion across the nation.

The Republican governor has signed several anti-abortion bills since taking office in January 2011.

The latest proposal targets a method in which a doctor uses a forceps, tongs or other medical instruments to dismember a living fetus in the womb. The procedure is used in about 8 percent of abortions in Kansas.

Planned Parenthood issued a statement saying state lawmakers should stop interfering in women’s health care decisions.

Fred Hanson

January 23, 2015 at 1:19 am

Good then when these babies are born let Sam and Planned Parenthood raise them. Our country is filled with unwanted kids who grow up on the streets using drugs and committing crimes.

Juanita Ramirez

January 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

I am surprised Cleona Dooley hasn’t whined and cried and written another crybaby letter to the Salina Journal on this topic. She writes the Journal about every other topic under the sun.

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