Kansas legislators override three of governor’s vetoes to pass pro-life bills

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Three pro-life bills have been passed in Kansas, after the state House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s vetoes.

Governor Laura Kelly vetoed House Bill 2313, House Bill 2325, and House Bill 2264. These bills, respectively, require medical care for abortion survivors, ban abortionists from buying liability insurance from a state fund, and require abortionists to give women information on abortion pill reversal.

Jeanne Gawdun of Kansans for Life told ABC News that lawmakers “stood together for compassion and basic human decency.”

Rep. Clarke Sanders said that the bill on abortion pill reversal is an issue of informed consent. “What I hear over and over and over and over from those of us who are not pro life, I hear, ‘Trust women. Trust women,’” he told the Kansas Reflector. “Do you really believe that? If you really believe ‘trust women,’ you’re going to vote to override this veto. Women have a right to know this. They can make a decision about whether or not they want to try to change the decision they made initially about having a chemical abortion.”

Ron Bryce, another representative who voted to override Kelly’s vetoes, is a physician, and said he has personal experience with this issue, having personally provided care to 27 abortion survivors. “We are moral people,” Bryce said. “We provide care for those who are weak, for those who are disadvantaged, for those who are innocent and powerless.”

He previously told lawmakers on the House floor, “It is proper to offer medical care to a living, breathing, heart-beating, muscle-moving human being.”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver applauded the votes in a press release, saying such legislation should be passed in more states.

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“We commend the Kansas state legislature for banning the horrific tragedy of infanticide, affirming that abortion medication is reversible, and holding abortion providers accountable,” he said. “These legislative actions are about protecting the lives of precious babies who have a right to live. If these protections were not implemented, abortion providers can simply back away from the table and leave a baby to suffer and die. This is not a political issue. This is a life issue. This is common sense legislation which should be enacted all across the country to ensure that every child is protected.”

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