What young women need (beyond the obvious need for greater access to low cost birth control and improved sex education in schools) is a boost to their self-esteem, mentors, and to be told that they possess greatness within themselves beyond what can be obtained by any man, babies, money, drugs or alcohol. They sure don’t need the condescending and biased advice of Sam Brownback and the Heritage Foundation.
The Kansas governor and anti-choice stalwart announced his endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge ordered Kansas “to immediately resume funding a Planned Parenthood chapter on the same quarterly schedule that existed before a new state law stripped it of all federal funding for non-abortion services.”
The State of Kansas has a health care crisis that it should be addressing, but instead the Brownback administration is a little tied up restricting women’s access to low cost birth control and abortion care.
Governor Brownback’s religious convictions are more than just a statement of personal theology. They represent policies he promotes under his administration. And these policies are policies of forced motherhood, elimination of abortion access and endangering the lives of women.
Kansas facing rising rates of poverty, extreme poverty, child poverty and other problems, even outpacing the nation as a whole in terms of poverty. But for Brownback and the extremists in the Kansas legislature, its all-about-abortion all the time.
Party moderates seem to be trying to lower the expectations of those hoping 2011 will be a year of conservative social reform in the state.
Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback is known for his anti-choice stance, but some of the new Republicans in the state worry he won’t do enough to stop abortion.
Kansas state Senator Tom Holland will announce his gubernatorial run today.
State Senator Tom Holland, a pro-choice Democrat, may be at a disadvantage in the Kansas gubernatorial race today, but he is a good campaigner and may still be the best hope of Kansas women.