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U.S. District Judge Prevents Kansas From Becoming Back Alley Abortion Capitol Of The U.S.

While some vaginas prefer a good backhand when it calls for it, the Kansas legislature’s attempt to eliminate funding for family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood totally missed their target. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted a preliminary injunction that put a screeching halt on a law that would have forced the organization to shut down one of only three branches in the state.

Kansas is no North Carolina, where women are forced to feel guilt for their right to choose before having an abortion. But what Kansas lacks in Pavlovian technique it makes up for in stupidity and lots of backpedaling.

Without the injunction, Planned Parenthood would have lost $330,000 a year in federal funding and its 5,700 patients would’ve lost access to lots of health services. Kansas currently has only one licensed abortion clinic in the entire state, a sad fact that’s enraging all on its own, especially for citizens forced to undergo illegal and botched abortions simply because they have no other options.

Of course the state denied any direct targeting of Planned Parenthood after Judge Marten’s decision, but the facts are as clear as a stripper’s heels. In fact, Kansas lawmakers prematurely gloated about the bill’s passing on Twitter. Maybe it’s easier to sum up victory over vaginas in less than 140 characters than it is to know anything about them firsthand.

At least there is hope for women with private medical insurance coverage seeing as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just agreed to cover all contraceptive and reproductive care. But considering the fact this is the second time this year that Kansas legislature has passed this bill, we hope Judge Marten keeps that backhand strong.

By:           Beth Featherstone
On:           Aug 2, 2011
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  • 15 Comments
    • Daez
      Daez

      No other option!?! Perhaps they could forgo baby murder and give the child up for adoption.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @Daez: And how many have YOU adopted?

      Aug 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @hf2hvit: There is a huge adoption market for babies in this country. There are incredibly long waiting lists. Everyone that is interested in adoption wants a baby. Its not like the mother will give birth to a 10 year old.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      It’s always been interesting to me that het men like to use women’s vajajays to ejaculate in but then have the unmitigated nerve to try and tell them what to do with the outcome?

      Aug 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kern
      kern

      @Daez: really?, what about the fact that there were so many children in waiting to be adopted. Not to mention most orphanage have a higher rate of mess up life than other, b/c their adopt family are not suitable, abusive, etc…

      The choice is for the woman to decide not some outside third party to mingle their nose in with their so high ideology.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pitou
      Pitou

      @Daez: Based upon your comments here, and in regards to LGBT teen suicides… I think its safe to assume your better judgement & wisdom ran down your mothers leg. Enough said. Please go back to guarding your bridge, Troll.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      @Daez: I’m not a woman. You aren’t either (I assume). But we both know that putting a child that you cared for for 9 months up for adoption isn’t a simple thing to do. Anything decision dealing with a pregnancy is NEVER a simple and easy choice, but idiots like you seem to think that handing your child over to strangers is the easiest choice to make.

      Besides, Planned Parenthood provides people with a lot more than abortions, but clearly Kansas doesn’t care if their children can learn about safe sex or if they have easy access to contraceptives. In the process of trying to ban abortions, they’re also somewhat banning the things that can prevent an unwanted pregnancy in the first place.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay
      JayKay

      “No other options?”

      Really?

      Call me crazy, but I think not murdering your baby, or simply keeping your legs shut if you’re not ready to take responsibility if you get pregnant, are perfectly viable alternatives.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      @JayKay, Daez

      Murdering your baby?

      At what point do you feel it’s murder? At conception? Heartbeat? When it’s viable outside the womb?

      Or at what point do you feel it’s necessary to dictate to another human being what they need to be doing with their own bodies.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      AUGUST 2, 2011: History is made!! Everything in the world even remotely gay-related has become so uncontroversial that Queerty has to resort to abortion to get a real argument going!

      Aug 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xien
      Xien

      @Daez:

      You realize that the majority of services provided by Planned Parenthood are not abortion-related? The majority of services are basic women’s health care. Fanatics like you don’t seem to be concerned with facts.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Laughriotgirl
      Laughriotgirl

      @Daez: Tell me when ass-babies live and I’ll consider your opinions.

      Aug 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The crustybastard
      The crustybastard

      Religious nuts find it mighty easy to judge homosexuality as a paticularly heinous act, because it’s one of the few sins they’ll never be guilty of.

      Likewise, sanctimonious men find it mighty easy to judge abortion as a particularly heinous act, because they’ll never be pregnant.

      Aug 3, 2011 at 4:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bab
      bab

      That is sick and crual.

      Aug 3, 2011 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bab
      bab

      (the guilt thing)

      Aug 3, 2011 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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