By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life On Wednesday Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill 83, the Disclose Act, into law. He told the assembled audience, “The dignity of life and the inherent right to life is shared by all people, both born and unborn. The complexities surrounding countless crisis pregnancies …Continue reading "Kansas Gov. Brownback signs abortionist info mandate"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life The British Supreme Court delivered devastating news today: they will not hold an emergency hearing to overturn a death verdict for baby Charlie Gard. The top court reaffirmed lower court rulings from April and May that Charlie’s parents cannot remove him from a London hospital, …Continue reading "Parents lose UK Supreme Court fight to save Charlie Gard’s life"
Affirmational ads for non-profit pro-life groups under attack By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life, Policy & Research Director Under the heading, “Kansas City Royals, stop lying about abortion,” an online petition group, Ultraviolet, is currently urging its followers to contact the baseball team to “cut ties with the Vitae Foundation” for “promoting extreme anti-choice propaganda” …Continue reading "Abortion groups fight KC Royals & radio station pro-life ads"
Charlie Gard’s life spared until UK Supreme Court issues a decision June 8 whether to hear an appeal By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life, Policy & Research director In an eleventh hour action, a three member panel of the UK Supreme Court has issued a temporary court-ordered reprieve in the case of a nine month …Continue reading "At the last minute British High Court issues temporary reprieve in case of baby whose life support was to be turned off at midnight"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life, Policy & Research director The Kansas legislature is sending Gov. Sam Brownback another first-in-the-nation pro-life bill. This morning the state Senate approved, 25-15, Senate sub SB 83, an update to the 1997 Woman’s Right to Know statute, that the House passed Friday 84-38. “I think this is a bill …Continue reading "Kansas Senate passes abortionist info Disclosure Act"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life A second court has now doomed 9-months-old Charlie Gard to die inside a London hospital. The UK Court of Appeal ruled this morning against the plea of parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard that they be allowed to take their seriously ill son out of …Continue reading "UK Appeal Court rules feeding tube and ventilator can be removed from baby Charlie Gard"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life Three UK Court of Appeal judges heard arguments today in the case of whether a baby boy on life support will be released from the hospital to obtain experimental therapy in the United States. Justices Andrew McFarlane, Eleanor King and Philip Sales are expected to …Continue reading "UK appeal court weighs releasing Charlie Gard for US therapy"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life, Policy & Research Director Today, it was confirmed in the British press that the U.K. Court of Appeal will review on May 23, the case of Charlie Gard– a nine-month-old baby ordered off life support by the High Court in April. Baby Charlie has been in a London hospital …Continue reading "Charlie Gard parents’ appeal granted for May 23"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare, life-limiting chromosomal condition that weakens his muscles, will turn 9 months on Thursday, in the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) of London. But the raging battle over treatment options–and whether the government hospital service has sole medical authority over those …Continue reading "London Parents file appeal in hospital battle to treat baby Charlie"
By Kathy Ostrowski. Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Days after Kansas achieved a landmark law for parents’ decision-making authority governing hospitalized children, another baby and his parents are losing their fight with a London hospital to bring their ailing son to the U.S. for treatment. On April 7, Kansas’ Gov. Sam Brownback signed “Simon’s Law,” …Continue reading "London parents battle hospital bias to take critically ill young son to America for treatment"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) Tuesday reported a 2.4% drop in the total number of Kansas abortions for 2016, compared to 2015. There were 6,810 abortions registered to KDHE last year (including 20 obtained by Kansas women in other states), a drop from 6,974 …Continue reading "Kansas abortion total down; number of dismemberment abortions up"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Kansans for Life (KFL) congratulates the fourth district for electing pro-life State Treasurer, Ron Estes, to replace outgoing Congressman Mike Pompeo who is now director of the CIA. On Tuesday Estes defeated pro-abortion attorney James Thompson, who was strongly supported by pro-abortion organizations such as Planned Parenthood, …Continue reading "Pro-Life Ron Estes defeats Pro-abortion James Thompson in Kansas special election"