Kansas Legislature Overrides Gov. Kelly’s Heartless Veto of Born Alive; Three Other Compassion-driven, Pro-Life Measures Advance to Senate

Today, bipartisan supermajorities of the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives voted to override Governor Kelly’s heartless veto of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. 

KFL Director of Government Relations, Jeanne Gawdun, released the following statement: 

“We applaud the Kansas legislators from both sides of the aisle who stood together for compassion and basic human decency by repudiating Governor Kelly’s heartless veto of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. Born-Alive protections proved to be the very definition of a “middle-of-the-road” position, with 96% of Kansans in agreement that babies born alive after attempted abortions deserve the same degree of medical care as any newborn of the same gestational age. Any legislator who failed to vote today to override HB 2313 made themself subservient to one of the most extreme abortion positions possible, effectively endorsing infanticide.” 

The House has also voted to override vetoes of three other pro-life bills, which now advance to the Kansas Senate: 

  • Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent, House voted to override the governor’s veto 84-40
  • Alternatives to Abortion Funding, House voted to override 86-38 
  • Prohibiting abortion clinics from accessing liability insurance through the Kansas Healthcare Stabilization Fund, House voted to override 84-40 

KFL now urges Kansas Senators to cast their votes to complete the successful override of extremist vetoes from the governor.