TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas NOW is "TIRED" of legislators, who in efforts to pass their moral agenda, ignore the horrifying reality of crimes such as rape.
In a recent House debate, Representative Pete DeGraaf (R- Mulvane) told women that they should plan ahead for pregnancies that they can't control. Representative Barbara Bollier (R - Mission Hills) pointed out that the insurance restrictions on abortion that were being debated did not make exceptions for unintended pregnancies (such as those resulting from rape or incest), and the two exchanged the following remarks:
Rep. Pete DeGraaf replied, "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?"
Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?"
DeGraaf then 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."
Join us in telling Rep. DeGraaf to "keep your spare, women would rather have their dignity."
For every $5 that Kansas NOW receives, we will buy and personally deliver a model car size "spare" tire to Representative DeGraaf.
Donations can be made online at www.ksnow.org on the "You Can Help" tab through our website's Paypal or by mailing a check to:
PO Box 1860
Wichita, KS 67201
Please note "TIRED!" in the memo line of your check. Your donations will help us continue to battle such extremism in Topeka.