Father-daughter abortion team offer weak challenge to Kansas’ Pro-Life Protections Act

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life While the Kansas 2013 “Pro-Life Protections Act” creates pro-life public policies that are clearly permissible under U.S. Supreme Court rulings, that hasn’t stopped various abortion attorneys from trying to stop it. As NRL News Today readers may recall, nearly 99 % of the Kansas Pro-life Protections Act, …

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Kansas Pro-Life Law goes into effect with minor change

By Kathy Ostrowski Nearly 99 % of the Kansas Pro-life Protections Act, HB 2253, will go into effect on Monday after the Center for Women’s Health (CWH) in Overland Park failed to get the entire law enjoined in state court. Two minor provisions have been blocked while the case proceeds under Shawnee District Judge Rebecca …

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Kansas comprehensive Pro-Life Protections Act sued in state and federal suits

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life In the space of two days late last week, two lawsuits were filed against Kansas’ 2013 Pro-Life Protections Act, HB 2253. Due to go into effect July 1st, the comprehensive Pro-Life Protections Act restricts tax funding for abortion businesses, bans sex-selective abortions, and codifies “Woman’s Right to Know” …

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Signs HB 2253, the Pro-Life Protections Act!

This morning, Governor Sam Brownback signed HB 2253, the Pro-life Protections Act, into law.  HB 2253 codifies abortion informed consent materials authorized by the state health department, and removes all tax streams that pay for abortion and give tax advantages to abortion businesses.  The informed consent section has an added mandate for the state health …

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Kansas enacts sex selection ban, creates unique stem cell therapy center using ethical sources

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director Late Friday evening the Kansas legislature passed additional pro-life bills that Kansans for Life is confident pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback will sign. Due to late amendments, all the measures were procedurally re-affirmed by both chambers as “conference committee recommendations” and passed by large margins. Pro-Life House Judiciary …

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Kansas passes bill to defund abortion and support Down Syndrome

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director Kansans for Life The Kansas “Pro-Life Protections Act” (HB 2253) passed the Senate by a vote of 29-11, after a nearly three-hour debate Monday that focused on extraneous amendments offered by pro-abortion Democrat senators. Only one amendment (tweaking the tax code) was adopted. Because of that, HB 2253 is procedurally …

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Kansas abortion numbers continue drop, ”abortion pill” method rises

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), the state health department, has released preliminary annual data on abortions performed in Kansas, showing a 5.4 % decrease in the number of abortions from 7, 885  in 2011 to 7,457 abortions in 2012.  This is  the lowest state …

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Kansas House passes Pro-Life Protections Act for 2013

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life The Kansas House on Wednesday passed HB 2253, an updated version of last year’s Pro-Life Protections Act, by a vote of 92-31. The bill passed without any of the four amendments and will: remove tax breaks for abortionists and tax funding of abortion & abortion training; codify …

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Exalting “Choice,” pro-abortionists loathe pro-life alternatives that give women a choice

By Dave Andrusko It would be unfair, I suppose, to expect pro-abortionists to take even one half-step step back to consider whether any pro-life legislation merits something other than instant dismissal. Referring to Kansas, one pro-abortionist glumly concluded (after checking off a list of “horror” stories), “In addition to the restrictions coming out of the …

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Kansas bills fight abortion coercion

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life Moving through the Kansas legislative process this week were two measures combating abortion coercion: the Pro-Life Protections Act (HB 2253) and SCR 1606, a resolution commending pregnancy maintenance resource centers (also known as crisis pregnancy centers). SCR 1606 was adopted by the Senate (fittingly) on January 22 …

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