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Kari Ann

Unintended Pregnancies Are Not the Same as Flat Tires

By Kari Ann Rinker, State Coordinator, Kansas National Organization for Women (NOW) & Member, ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri at 11:28am
Yesterday the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state's ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion. The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU's members who are losing their abortion coverage as a result of the law — I am one of those members. I am also the State Coordinator for Kansas NOW, and a large part of my job is to keep abreast of the Kansas Legislature. I have watched and fought against piece after piece of anti-abortion legislation that has been pushed through in the 2011 session. Every piece of this legislation has become law, rubber-stamped by a governor who has promised to promote a "culture of life" within the state. But this so called "culture of life" puts the very health of Kansas women in jeopardy and drastically infringes upon their individual rights.
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