By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life As reported here late last Friday, Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid Missouri dropped the last of a three-part legal challenge to informed consent provisions of the 2013 Pro-life Protections Act. The Kansas Attorney General’s office issued a short statement today confirming the lawsuit had been dismissed. …Continue reading "Why Planned Parenthood lost its fight over abortion info weblink and tried to pretend otherwise"
Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing for December 8 on a lawsuit brought by two abortion clinics against a Kansas law intended to provide women with medically accurate facts before they enter any abortion clinic. The Kansas Attorney General’s office is aggressively defending the law. The determination of the state of Kansas …Continue reading "Federal judge to hear Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Kansas info weblink law"
By Béatrice Fedor A tip for those who want to make abortion rare: Tell women the truth. Tell them the truth about human development, tell them the truth about the violence of abortion procedures; tell them the truth about potential risks for their reproductive health; tell them the truth about long term psychological consequences. …Continue reading "One simple trick to make abortion rare… tell women the truth!"
By Margaret Somerville Anna (not her real name) came to see me to discuss the research she was doing on abortion. We talked about the articles she’d read, when I asked her, “How did you become interested in this topic?” She hesitated, then said, “I’ve just had an abortion, and I’m terribly upset and …Continue reading "The profound complexities of informed consent to abortion"
By Dave Andrusko PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he has signed HB 1237, a bill that modifies and strengthens South Dakota’s informed consent law. The measure passed the State Senate a week ago Thursday 24-9, after passage in the House the week before. Under HB 1217, passed in 2011, there is …Continue reading "Governor signs a bill to strengthen Informed Consent in South Dakota"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director Editor’s note. This week NRL News Today readers benefited from two stories Kathy wrote. The first was about a wonderful website run by the Kansas state health department that, among other fine qualities, offers real-time sonography of the developing unborn child (www.womansrighttoknow.org). The second dealt with how …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists determined to diminish importance of educational information in reducing the number of abortions"
By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life It is an overarching crime of “battery” for any medical procedure to be performed without the patient’s full and informed consent, except in the cases of true medical emergency and when the is patient mentally incompetent. Yet abortion supporters want a permanent exception to be made for …Continue reading "State right-to-know info helps, not disparages, life choices"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director In 1997 Kansas enacted state-issued informed consent provisions for abortion, with a 24-hour phone hotline and printed informational booklets. Part of the “Woman’s Right to Know” law required abortionists to report, not only the numbers of abortions performed, but also how many women they saw for an …Continue reading "Informed consent state website aids Kansas abortion decrease"
By Dave Andrusko You can’t write about everything, unfortunately, when it occurs, but I do try to catch up as quickly as possible . So, here’s a few words about “Where are the doctors,” which appeared recently in USA Today. This op-ed by Marcia Angell, MD, and Michael Greene, MD, is, not to put too …Continue reading "Another Assault on Genuine Informed Consent"