Sunday, August 21, 2005

Kline sues Sebelius over Abortion Funding

Attorney general trying to stop state from paying for procedure

Kline is arguing that the state's financing of abortions for Medicaid recipients violates the Kansas Constitution. He filed the lawsuit Thursday in Shawnee County District Court, naming Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and other state officials as parties. It was a move applauded by opponents of abortion and vilified by abortion-rights advocates.

"The continued expenditure of state funds as reimbursement for elective pregnancy termination is unlawful" because it "involves the state in the destruction of the lives of 'men' without due process of law," the lawsuit states.
The Kansas Constitution declares "all men are possessed of equal and inalienable natural rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Kline is asking the court to define "men" as "all male and female human beings at any stage of development."

Kline is going to be a darling of right-to-lifers across this country. I'm proud that my state gets to be the battleground where these moral issues gets fought: evolution in the classrooms and taxpayer funded abortions.

Queen Kate is pretty radical on abortion, and she likes those contributions from Doc Tiller the baby killer too much. This will be an interesting fight.


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