Kansas backs bill restricting abortion coverage

May 13, 2011 Full story: KLTV Tyler

Kansas legislators approved a ban Friday on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans except when a woman's life is at risk, capping a string of for abortion rights opponents in the four months since sympathetic Gov.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 13, 2011
Turn out the lights, Planned Parenthood. The taxpayer-funded party's over.

Tony Perkins writes: "While Cecile Richards was getting chummy with President Obama at dinner, state legislators were losing their appetite for funding her organization. In Texas, leaders are putting a big scare into Planned Parenthood by threatening to cut it off from the state's Women's Health Program, which is one of the organization's most profitable partnerships. If SB 1854 passes, Richards's group would be unable to sue their way into the program, because legislators added a special clause to the legislation that would dissolve the project if they tried. Oklahoma is taking a similar tact, but its Senate is trying to boot Planned Parenthood from administering the federal WIC program. Right now, the bill is in committee--the last hurdle before SB 709 is finalized. Until it is, the Sooners can enjoy another victory at Planned Parenthood's expense. Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that restricts the use of the abortion pill, RU-486--which has been a big moneymaker for Richards's clinics.

"Now that Indiana has paved the way, states like North Carolina are moving full-steam ahead on defunding Planned Parenthood. The Tar Heels can join the party by voting H 200 out of the state appropriations committee and onto the floor. Action on the bill is expected in the next few days. Other states are taking an indirect swipe at Planned Parenthood by cracking down on the abortion industry as a whole. To keep the pedal on the pro-life metal, Kansas is a Governor's signature away from blocking abortion coverage in health care plans. Missouri is on the cusp of making the state's abortion laws the strictest in the country, and Pennsylvania will do what it can to tighten the restrictions in the clinics that already exist (HB 574)."
Kansan

Lenexa, KS

#2 May 14, 2011
Well, aren't we proud of ourselves. Obviously you have no concern for the other 97% of Planned Parenthood's patients who can only afford some sort of medical subsidy when it comes to preventive care.

We are not discussing abortions here, but nessessary medical care.
Backing this intentional cut in funds for those who truly need it does not demonostrate Christian values. I feel sorry for you.

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#3 May 14, 2011
Kansan wrote:
Well, aren't we proud of ourselves. Obviously you have no concern for the other 97% of Planned Parenthood's patients who can only afford some sort of medical subsidy when it comes to preventive care.
We are not discussing abortions here, but nessessary medical care.
Backing this intentional cut in funds for those who truly need it does not demonostrate Christian values. I feel sorry for you.
All planned parenthood sowa is mostly abortions. There is an interview out on the internet that has a woman asking if planned parenthood does breast exams and mammograms, the lady at pp said no, we don't do those services. I believe that video.
Door King

Sylvan Grove, KS

#4 May 14, 2011
Sh!theads will believe anything, Colorado, including banning abortion will have any affect on abortions. We've been here before. What you are going to end up doing is banning medically needed abortions; those that are farther along. Abortion pills will simply be sold on the street corner along with pot; and then we'll always have the friendly defrocked doctor willing to do them for a few hundred bucks. If you think you can control abortions, how did that work with illegal drugs.

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