Kansans for Life (KFL), the state’s largest pro-life organization, denounces Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of SB 67, mandated notice of information about Abortion Pill Reversal (APR).
The APR bill passed both chambers of the state legislature with strong, bi-partisan majorities on April 5. Within days, 2,000 Kansans contacted the governor to urge her to allow SB 67 to become law.
KFL Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp, commented that
“Governor Kelly has disserved Kansas women, especially when abortions by pill have risen to over 61% of the annual total here. It is ridiculous to paint the protocol as untested, and medically unsound. The bill’s chief sponsor, Dr. John Eplee, is this year’s Kansas Family Practitioner of the Year. The Kansas affiliate of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) did not oppose the bill. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) strongly supports it. Women seeking abortion must not be denied current medical information that can save their babies.”
SB 67 will inform women considering non-surgical ‘medication’ [chemical] abortion that such procedures can be reversed applying a protocol used for decades (outside the abortion context) to maintain pregnancies threatened by miscarriage. The reversal must be sought within a few days of ingesting the first series of abortion pills at the abortion facility and before ingesting the second set of pills at home.
A recent study shows APR is safe for mother and child and that nearly 60% who undertake the reversal pill protocol carry the baby to term. There is no higher occurrence of birth defects or developmental problems than is experienced by babies in normal births. Over 500 babies have been born using the APR protocol, and the rate of women using this procedure is rapidly rising,
Seven states have already enacted Abortion Pill Reversal Notification laws and Congress is now considering the legislation, called ‘The Second Chance at Life Act.”
Kansans for Life calls on the Kansas House and Senate to override the governor’s veto of SB 67 when they return for the veto session on May 1.