It also would have allowed women or girls who later believed their abortions were illegal to sue the doctors. Their husbands or, in the case of minors, a parent or guardian, also could sue. It would have amended Kansas law so its language matches partial-birth abortion language from the 2007 Supreme Court decision Gonzales v Carhart upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. And it would have amended the written information women receive 24 hours before an abortion to say "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being.
In rejecting this bill, Kathleen Sebelius has sided with her abortion clinic friends like George Tiller rather than act to protect women and children from the particularly horrific practices of partial birth and late term abortions. Be sure to let your Senators know about Kathleen Sebelius' extreme abortion record before the Senate votes on her nomination on Tuesday, April 28th.
Please go to the Susan B. Anthony List website to send e-mails to your Congressmen urging them to NOT elect Sebelius to the Dept. of Health and Human Services! The vote will be later today so this is your last chance.