DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVES SVATY AND SLATTERY VOTED WITH CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS TO OVERRIDE PARKINSON’S VETO BY A TWO VOTE MARGAIN…MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND LIBERALS WERE ON THE LOSING SIDE…
I hold the political and ethical view that a woman should have control over her fertility and the choice to continue or terminate a pregnancy. This entails the guarantee of reproductive rights, which includes access to sexual education; access to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and fertility treatments; and legal protection from forced abortion.
The Democratic party endorses this principle.
One in three women will undergo an abortion sometime during her reproductive years. You can legislate against abortions, but abortions will never end just as prostitution will never end despite laws enacted against it.
If a woman doesn’t have the freedom of “choice”, you can see what little importance other rights are that filter down through legislative bodies dominated by men.
I’m first pro-choice and second a Democrat. My votes and support follow that order.
Jeannine Koranda May 03, 2010 17:32:00 GMT
TOPEKA – The Kansas House mustered enough votes Monday to override the governor’s veto of a bill that requires more detailed diagnoses for late-term abortions.
On Friday, the chamber narrowly missed the two-thirds majority – 84 votes – needed to override a veto. Through a procedural motion, the chamber reconsidered the motion Monday and the override passed 86-35.
The measure now goes to the Senate, where it would have to again receive a two-thirds majority before the override became official. When the bill passed, the Senate the vote was 24-15, three votes shy of 27 that will be needed to overturn the veto.