Kansas House rejects rape and incest exceptions for abortion

Mar 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: kansascity.com

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was delivering an upbeat State of the City speech Tuesday when an irate man commandeered the microphone at the Gem Theater.

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As long as "anal" is still legal...
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Barbaric fundietards and vatican cultists!

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"But Elise Higgins, a lobbyist for the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women, said the House vote against a rape and incest exception shows most members hold extreme views."

Yeah, but fighting for the right to kill an innocent child isn't an extreme view?
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"But Elise Higgins, a lobbyist for the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women, said the House vote against a rape and incest exception shows most members hold extreme views."
Yeah, but fighting for the right to kill an innocent child isn't an extreme view?
Well, that is the entire point of the pro life (anti abortion) argument; when does life begin???
Anti abortion folks claim life begins at some point (not sure where their latest is..?) in the womb.
Abortion advocates claim life begins at (or moments prior to..?) birth.
(I'm not a doctor or even a biologist, so wtf do I know?)

To each the answer seems clear and without doubt.
To me the views are diametrically opposed with a vast wasteland in between that neither will or can enter to find middle ground.

What I clearly remember is that period in our history when abortions of virtually any kind were illegal.
The stories about tens of thousands of young desperate women maimed or worse at the hands of back alley abortionists with dirty fingernails are not urban legend, but absolute fact.
I was in my 20's when Roe v Wade allowed Drs to legally perform these procedures, and with the above memories still fresh, we all welcomed the change.
I can guarantee that the day we overturn Roe v. Wade will not be the end of abortions, just the end of safe abortions.
Slippery slope this, either way...

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Do we really want to add to the already overburdened system, with more unwanted children. The ones we already have in the system are waiting for an adoption that rarely comes. Do we really want more children born to women who will not want the child, so will neglect or abuse them. Do we want to burden the children of incest rape and abuse to be subjected to the emotional and possible physical trauma, beginning in the womb, by a mother who will forever be haunted by the abuse, rape and incest.
If these hard line anti abortionists really are pro life and not just anti woman, then they need to step up and guarantee that they will support each and every child born due to abortion restrictions,for their entire childhood. For those with mental and physical disabilities the need to take personal responsibility for them, for the rest of their lives. No hand outs from the tax payers, No bail out from the government. Put your pocketbook where your mouth is. If you cannot make the financial commitment, then do not require that the taxpayers, or the parents of these unwanted children foot the bill.
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Savages.

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personally the idea of abortions does not bother me at all but what does bother me are the right to life types that get all fired up about abortions but then after you are born don't give 2 shits about you unless they need cannon fodder for the latest war....

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If you disagree with what Kansas is doing, stay out of Kansas.

If you feel all the other states have it wrong, move to Kansas.

You're are as free to chose as the people of Kansas.
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Bama Yankee wrote:
If you disagree with what Kansas is doing, stay out of Kansas.
If you feel all the other states have it wrong, move to Kansas.
You're are as free to chose as the people of Kansas.
I love when people say that. As though we can simply pick up our belongings and move on a whim, when the reality of the housing market, jobs market, et cetera make the prospect of moving difficult if not impossible for a large number of people.

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Bama Yankee wrote:
If you disagree with what Kansas is doing, stay out of Kansas.
If you feel all the other states have it wrong, move to Kansas.
You're are as free to chose as the people of Kansas.
Practice what you preach - especially if you're not happy with our current government - I hear Afghanistan is beautiful this time of year.

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Practice what you preach - especially if you're not happy with our current government - I hear Afghanistan is beautiful this time of year.
Afghanistan isn't beautiful any time of year.

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Afghanistan isn't beautiful any time of year.
Unless you are into shaking hands with locals that don't know what toilet paper is.

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65007noogard wrote:
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Afghanistan isn't beautiful any time of year.
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Practice what you preach - especially if you're not happy with our current government - I hear Afghanistan is beautiful this time of year.
I did.

I picked up and moved for a state that was so liberal it is facing bankruptcy because of entitlements and mismanagement.

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I did.
I picked up and moved for a state that was so liberal it is facing bankruptcy because of entitlements and mismanagement.
And a huge weight problem I hear.

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I did.
I picked up and moved for a state that was so liberal it is facing bankruptcy because of entitlements and mismanagement.
Should have been "from" not 'for.'

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Mar 22, 2013
 
It sucks that there are people out there making laws that don't really have the empathy and objective thinking skills required to decide such things. When I was growing up in foster care my best friend was a result of rape (also in foster care b/c everytime her mother looked at her she relived her experience) and while I was glad to have her in my life she later commited suicide because of the knowledge of how she came to be on this earth, leaving behind a baby girl. Who's to say that a victim can't decide to end the cycle of carnage with their generation instead of letting it spread for many more? It's not all black and white and this country should know by now. Just as all of the anti-death penalty people out there just may change their tune if someone murdered one of their loved ones, one of the very law makers deciding this matter would probably feel differently if they were raped. I wouldn't wish that on any human or creature, but like I said, I wish that empathy played a bigger part in laws these days. O.K., I'm getting off my soapbox.

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