Kansas abortion clinics skirting requirements of Woman’s Right to Know Act

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Kansas has a history of abortionists lacking formal training in obstetrics & gynecology, and abortion clinics have kept women in the dark about that. Even now, with Kansas abortion clinics posting their abortion admission/consent forms online, they have not been including profile data on their abortionists on …

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Kansas’ Gov. Brownback signs first-in-nation Simon’s Law

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Appreciative parents, legislators and pro-life /pro-family advocates surrounded Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this morning as he formally signed Simon’s Law. Simon’s Law passed the Kansas Senate 29-9 on March 16 and the House by 121-3 on March 31. The victory culminated a grassroots campaign among families whose …

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Kansas sends Simon’s Law to Gov. Brownback

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Kansans for Life’s top priority pro-life bill, Simon’s Law, has been sent to a receptive Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature. Kudos goes to the tireless efforts of the Scott and Sheryl Crosier family for launching the grassroots campaign, in their infant son’s name, to enact a …

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Simon’s Law passes Kansas House unanimously

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The weather outside in the capital city of Kansas Wednesday was dreary and rainy, but a raft of sunshine could be felt under the capitol dome when the Kansas House passed Simon’s Law with a unanimous voice vote. On Thursday, in “final action,” the individualized vote tally …

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Kansas House committee passes “Simon’s Law”

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee this morning passed “Simon’s Law” by voice vote. It is anticipated that the bill will be debated by the full House of Representatives soon. As NRL News Today has explained in prior posts, “Simon’s Law” is named for a …

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22 States join in defense of Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The governors and attorneys general of 22 states have joined together to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to support Alabama’s ban on dismemberment abortions. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson first issued a temporary restraining order against Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion …

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Radical abortion attorney urges Kansas Supreme Court to activism

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life “Kansas’ highest court appeared receptive Thursday to declaring for the first time that the state constitution recognizes abortion rights,” wrote the Associated Press’s John Hanna. Indeed, the questions from the majority of Kansas Supreme Court Justices hearing oral arguments in the most important pro-life case in Kansas …

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Kansas Senate strengthens parental rights by passing Simon’s Law

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Last night, the Kansas Senate approved Simon’s Law, 29-11, despite a last-minute hostile amendment from Sen. Barbara Bollier. All but three Republicans voted in favor of this Kansans for Life-priority bill while eight of nine Democrats voted in opposition. Simon’s Law insures that parents are the decision-makers …

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Kansas Supreme Court to hear most important pro-life case ever

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday morning in the most important pro-life issue ever to be decided in state history: whether a previously unknown “fundamental” right to abortion is part of the 1859 state Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This momentous case began in June …

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Kansas stem cell center success inspires lawmaker change of heart

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Once in a blue moon, a lawmaker publicly admits he regrets how he voted. Those of us present at Tuesday’s hearing in the Kansas House Health & Human Services committee witnessed such a concession. The focus of the hearing was the status report on the Midwest Stem …

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Kansas Senate committee passes Simon’s Law

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Kansans for Life [KFL] applauds the Senate Federal and State Affairs chair, Jacob LaTurner (R-Pittsburg), and members of the committee, for advancing an amended version of SB 85, Simon’s Law, to the full Senate for consideration. SB 85 requires that: parents receive written and oral notification before …

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A tale of two little boys

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Today’s hearing on “ Simon’s Law” in the Kansas Senate Federal & State Affairs committee room was a tale of two little boys. One dear boy, Simon, was alive only in cherished memories detailed to the committee. Another, Zach, –whom medical experts claimed would never be more …

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