Monday, July 02, 2007

Abortion Out of Control in Kansas

From "Incidents Show Abortion Out of Control in Kansas" by Troy Newman, posted 6/26/07 at

Two incidents at George R. Tiller's late-term abortion mill today serve to illustrate that abortions are out of control in Kansas.

The mother of one woman in her 29th week of pregnancy called Mark Geitzen of the Kansas Coalition for Life to ask for intervention on behalf of her daughter. According to the mother, her daughter recently married a man from another country who was physically abusive. The man was forcing her daughter to have a third-trimester abortion. Apparently the pregnant woman, who had been active in the pro-life movement in another state, did not want the abortion, but was complying out of fear severe beatings from her husband.

Geitzen reported the call to Operation Rescue, who reported to the police the possibility that the woman could be in physical danger and at risk for a forced third-trimester abortion. Kansas law states that such abortions can only take place if the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother or would produce a "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function."

In a second incident, a distraught mother told pro-lifers at the abortion clinic that her daughter was getting a late-term abortion because she did not want her pregnancy to ruin her recent "tummy tuck" surgery.

"Authorities have lost control of the late abortion situation in Kansas," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Once a woman crosses over onto Tiller's abortion clinic property, it seems that all state and federal laws - and even common sense - are suspended."

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