By Kathleen Gilbert
TOPEKA, Kansas, March 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leaders of Operation Rescue are calling on pro-lifers to urge Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, the pro-abortion Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee, to support pro-life legislation Kansas legislators passed Tuesday. The bill would require abortion providers to allow women access to ultrasound imagery of their unborn child before undergoing an abortion.
Pro-lifers are hoping that the governor may support the bill in order to soften her pro-abortion image and secure an easier Senate confirmation.
“Sebelius is between a rock and a hard place on this bill,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor who testified before a House committee in favor of the legislation.
“If she vetoes it, she underscores her extremist support for unrestricted abortion, even to the point of denying women crucial information about their own pregnancies. That would expose her and diminish her popularity on the national scene. If she signs the law, she betrays her political allies in the powerful abortion lobby. That could damage her future political viability.”
Gov. Sebelius has come under fire for maintaining ties with late-term abortionist George Tiller, who has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her campaigns, and whose controversial business the Governor protected by abortion regulation vetoes. Tiller is currently on trial facing 19 charges of illegal late-term abortions.
To contact Gov. Kathleen Sebelius:
E-mail form: https://www.governor.ks.gov/comments/comment.htm
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Kansas Legislators Pass Abortion Bill, Now Hangs on Sebelius Approval