Last Friday, Kansas legislators approved a ban on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans. The one exception: when a woman's life is at risk.This does not sit well with Pete DeGraaf (R-Nutland).
He does not believe the state should fund abortions, a legal, constitutionally protected medical procedure, in any case. Women should be responsible for paying for their own legal, constitutionally protected abortions, even if they receive health care coverage through the state of Kansas.
The cost of such procedures should be something that women "plan ahead for":
Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?"
DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, "I have a spare tire on my car." "I also have life insurance," he added. "I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for."
[sarcasm]All right then. You heard what the man said, women. You need to plan now to pay for your abortion following your rape later. Perhaps a quarter jar in the living room? Every time someone says, "abortion," you have to add to the jar.
Buy a savings bond for your daughters' abortion fund! If you buy it when they're young, that compound interest will really make a dent.[/sarcasm]
By the way, the DeGraaf is also an associate pastor.