Martin Hawver on unsigned abortion bill

At the Rail:

It’s politics

There’s another abortion bill on its way to what will probably still be the desk of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius when it gets there that, well, has become increasingly politically touchy.

The bill, passed to the governor by the state Senate just minutes before it adjourned the main portion of the 2009 legislative session, would require more specific information about late-term abortions. The specific requirement is that abortion providers diagnose-for the public record-exactly what life-threatening or life-changing malady a post-22 week abortion is performed to cure.

It also broadens the possibility of lawsuits against abortion providers-which essentially will insert the issue of abortion, not just who is “toughest” on crime, into every Kansas county and district attorney race on the ballot if the bill becomes law.

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