Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: Homespun Symposium XXXI.VII.V

Oh dear, another week, another lack of a topic from the folks over at the Homespun Bloggers. Well, this week, instead of just making up a question and answer, I'll volunteer to come up with a question for the rest of the Homespun Bloggers.

Ok, well, I guess it's unlikely that all the other Homespun Bloggers will come to this humble page and find a question, but I'll give it a shot anyway. And heck, if you want to participate this week, or you have writer's block or anything else, feel free to jump in and answer this question here in the comments, or on your own blog. Trackback for links!

The State Constitution in Kansas states that the people of Kansas have

inalienable natural rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Based on that statement, the Kansas Legislature, in 2002, voted to ask courts whether state funding of abortion was legal. Now the Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline, filed a lawsuit against the governor to attempt to make state funding of optional abortion illegal. This will have zero effect on abortions for rape, incest, or the health of the mother, as those are covered by other funds.

Regardless of your position on abortion (and I know it will be tough to keep that opinion out our your answers), what do you think about this option? Should it be legal for the state, using taxpayer funds, to pay for optional abortions?

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