DeMint Statement on Sebelius Veto of Kansas Late-Term Abortion Bill
Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, made the following statement after Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, vetoed a bill that would have required abortion providers to report medical justifications for late-term abortions that are illegal unless the mother "faces death or 'substantial or irreversible' harm."
"The overwhelming majority of Americans oppose late-term abortions of babies that can survive on their own, but Governor Sebelius clearly believes there are no limits to taking the life of innocent unborn children. Governor Sebelius' veto of a common sense bill to reduce late-term abortions is an insult to Americans who respect human dignity. This is a clear example of the Governor's extreme pro-abortion agenda that should disqualify her from leading our nation's health agency. President Obama should withdraw her nomination and keep his promise to reduce abortions, not promote politicians that seek to reverse decades of bipartisan progress on this important issue."