Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) suggested over the weekend that preventing women from having abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was part of his state’s recipe for economic growth.
On Friday’s Washington Watch broadcast, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins ignored the economic disaster in Kansas, and praised Brownback for showing “Washington a thing or two” about improving the economy.
“It’s working,” Brownback agreed. “What we want Kansas to be is the best place in America to do two things: raise a family, grow a small business.”
“And we are moving that way,” he continued. “I’ve signed 10 pro-life bills, there’s another one moving through the legislature on ending dismemberment abortions, where you actually dismember the child to abort it. It’s passed the state Senate, it’s going to pass the House, and I’m going to sign it.”
Brownback said that he had also taken “all small business taxes off of small business income, and that’s seen a record number of small business filings, tax filers coming into the state of Kansas, job creation.”
According to Perkins, Kansas was proving that a “pro-family agenda” was “entwined” with economic growth.
“They really support each other,” Brownback agreed. “Frankly, one of the big problems we have in the country is we’re not forming enough families. And that is hurting our economic work and hurting our economic projection because the best place for that child is within a strong family. And if you’re not forming a family unit, you are also slowing your economic performance.”
“So, these things really tie together. And I think we really do a disservice politically when we separate them,” he opined.
By signing a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks in 2013, Brownback made Kansas one of the most restrictive states in the country on women’s reproductive rights. He compared abortion to slavery in his 2014 State of the State Address. And during his 2015 address earlier this year, he called for a halt to all abortions in Kansas.
Listen to the audio below via Right Wing Watch.
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