My new favorite guy to hate, Kansas State Rep Lance Kinzer, is at it again! No longer is it enough for him to advocate that women be forced to listen to the fetal heartbeat before being “allowed” to have the medical procedure they scheduled.
No, while that sure-to-be-vetoed bill is languishing, he has moved on to newer, shinier attacks on abortion.
Like this one, chronicled in the Wichita Eagle:
TOPEKA – Abortion opponents touted a bill Tuesday that would change how doctors report the reasons for late-term abortions.
“We want to make sure we know the actual medical diagnosis,” Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, the bill’s sponsor, told House Federal and State Affairs Committee.
The proposal also would allow a woman or certain members of her family to file civil lawsuits against an abortion provider they suspected had violated the law. The law would apply to the father if he is married to the woman and to her parents if she is under 18 years old when the suspected violations occurred.
Michael Schuttloffel, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, praised the bill… He also praised a proposed change in the written information that a woman is required to be given at least 24 hours before an abortion is performed.
Under the bill, the [new] written information would have to state that “the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being.”
Wow, these men really don’t respect women’s right to choose what’s best for themselves. There’s so much going on in this bill, where to start?
1. Other people, not personally affected by the procedure, can sue the doctor? WHAT THE HELL? How is that even legal?
2. The woman’s partner can sue, but only if they’re married? WTF?
3. Why is someone from the Kansas Catholic Conference commenting on proposed rules about a medical procedure? Do doctors regularly comment publicly on papal decrees?
4. And the new language that doctors would be forced to read? That is an ideological statement concocted by nutty religious-right anti-abortion fanatics. To force doctors to read non-medical ideological propaganda to patients before they receive common procedures is plain wrong.
Again, these men are cloaking their intent in language of “what’s best for women” and “informed consent”. But again, their motive to chip away at women’s reproductive options is completely transparent. Barf. I hope Sebelius vetoes this bullshit.