The Star: Sebelius answers written questions on abortion, taxes

Sebelius, to summarize:  “Do as I say, not as I do.”

The Star:

The tax answer repeats what she’s said before, but here’s her responses to abortion questions (the full document is attached below):

I am personally opposed to abortion, and my faith teaches me that all life is sacred. Throughout my career as a public official I have tried to reduce unwanted pregnancies, and thus curtail the need for abortion. In Kansas, the abortion rate dropped over 10 percent during my administration. I also signed into law bills to support adoption…

In over two decades of service as a public official in Kansas, I have never recommended altering the laws regarding abortion. Congress has the power to make laws, and my job, if I am confirmed as Secretary, will be to implement them within the parameters of the courts‘ interpretation. Reproductive rights issues have been extensively debated in Congress and litigated in the courts, and I do not foresee a situation where related regulatory action would be taken absent congressional or court action. As Secretary, I will focus on common ground on this issue and will work with Congress to leverage the assets of the Department to reduce unintended pregnancies.

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