TOPEKA, KANSAS — Wednesday morning Kansas state legislators in the senate took a vote on the definition of where life begins in hopes of stopping all abortions from occurring. HB2254 declares “life begins at a twinkle in a father’s eye” and won nearly unanimous approval with one dissenting opinion saying “life should also begin in a mother’s eye as well.”
This bill would basically give permission to any man who ever thought about having a child at any time to declare this thought as a “valid form of life conception.” Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee) described the bill saying, “once a child is thought about in the eye of its father it has taken on a true existence. We need to protect and defend that life to the fullest extent of the law. Thoughts can’t just protect themselves, you know.”
Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights is prepared to fight back. “Life does not begin at thought. That is absurd, and quite frankly beyond my thought comprehension that someone would even think of a bill like this. It’s taking life at conception a little too literally,” said Northup discussing the bill with Free Wood Post. “The fact the state of Kansas has taken it upon themselves to not only write such a ridiculous bill, but also leave the definition of life in the mind of men who will never carry a child is preposterous.”
Free Wood Post will keep you up to date as this story unfolds to see if it passes all legislative hurdles, and if it will reach the desk of Governor Sam Brownback who has already said he fully supports the bill and plans to sign it.