Dear Sen. Merrick,
I urge you as a voter in your district not to vote for SB 62. I understand by your voting record you are pro-life. I respect the existence of pro-life and pro-choice Americans. I do not believe the world needs an all or nothing stance. However, this bill is too vague. It will cause Kansas to open itself up to costly lawsuits in order to define this bill. The state of Kansas cannot afford to waste any more money in the judicial system trying to define vague legislation.
I know that as a fiscally responsible representative, you want to see Kansas thrive economically. In a time when our state needs to focus on fiscally responsible legislation passing a bill like this is financially irresponsible. I would say this about any bill that is this vague in definition. This state is desperate to elect fiscally responsible politicians both Democrat and Republican. Voting in legislation that will cost this state millions in legal fees does not make sense in a time when school funding is being cut, we desperately need job growth and our social programs are suffering from budget cuts.
I am fine if you are pro-life just like you should recognize that voters in your district are pro-choice. Please continue to do your best to convince women not to seek abortion by preaching this message in your church and among your friends. Please keep this vague and costly legislation out of our government. Kansas simply can’t afford it.
I am confident you will do the right thing. This voter is paying attention.