Saturday, April 25, 2009
Gov. Sebelius Vetoes Abortion Legislation
Kansas City Star editorial: The (mis)labeling of Kathleen Sebelius, by Barb Shelly:
This year's anti-abortion bill sent to her by the GOP-dominated Legislature had the same problems as a similar measure that Sebelius vetoed last year.
The only thing different was the red-hot spotlight on Sebelius as she awaits U.S. Senate confirmation as health and human services secretary. With the heat on and anti-abortion groups calling for her head, she did the right thing and vetoed this year's flawed bill.
The proposed legislation presented a clear threat to women's privacy by enabling family members to sue if they believed an abortion provider had violated the law. How could you prove a claim like that without airing the women's situation and medical details in legal documents and possibly open court?
See also: NYT/AP: Kansas: Governor Vetoes Abortion Bill