Please Urge AMA to maintain its opposition to assisted suicide

There is an effort underway within the influential American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its decades-long position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. Both the national and state medical societies’ opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide have been instrumental in stopping the spread of these dangerous laws. When the Vermont and California medical societies took …

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Kansans for Life files brief in support of Kansas Dismemberment Abortion ban

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Editor’s note. This appeared in the November digital edition of National Right to Life News at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsNov2015.pdf. The entire 41-page issue can be accessed at this URL. Please read as much of the November issue as time permits and be sure to forward the stories using your …

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Kansas Senate endorses adult stem cell center bill and wrongful birth lawsuit ban

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life legislative director Pro-life legislation is broader than just abortion limitations, as the pro-life Kansas Senate demonstrated by passing two measures today: SB 199, establishing an adult stem cell clearinghouse and therapy center, and SB 142, enhancing civil litigation rights for the unborn. On  Thursday, the Senate endorsed creating a …

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Kansas hears expert testify for sex-selection abortion ban

By  Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony Monday on Senate Bill 141, an act to save our littlest children from violent gender discrimination through sex-selection abortion. A 2006 Zogby International Poll, surveying over thirty thousand adults, showed 86% public support for enacting such a …

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Kansans Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade at State Capitol

On Tuesday 2,500 citizens, young and old–mostly young–attended educational workshops, religious services, and a capitol steps rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Pro-life Governor Sam Brownback, who has signed several important pro-life bills into law since taking office in 2010, joined 1,800 Catholic young people for Mass at the Topeka Performing …

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Kansans recoil at upcoming abortion business opening at Wichita location

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director Kansans for Life Ever since the death of George Tiller in May 2009, there’s been a national push to re-open his late-term abortion clinic, led by the abortion advocacy group, Trust Women. That organization is run by Julie Burkhart, a one-time Tiller employee who ran his Political Action Committee from …

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Informed consent state website aids Kansas abortion decrease

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 …

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Kansas pro-life wins secure super majorities

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life After the re-election of President Clinton in 1996, Kansans for Life distributed refrigerator magnets and bumper stickers saying “pro-lifers are unbelievably persistent.” That description came from a local media story, and while not intended as a positive, we chose to take it as a compliment. So the …

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Kansans for Life rejoices in Pro-life primary triumph

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Kansas pro-lifers can rejoice in Tuesday’s primary results because pro-life candidates, including incumbents, were victorious. Kansans for Life’s endorsed candidates won handily: In the House, 74% (31 of 42 races) and in the Senate, 77% (24 of 31 races). These elections were characterized as a referendum on …

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While court challenges grind on, Kansas clinics continue to receive state money

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director As the Kansas election season heats up, pro-abortion advocates are gleefully blaming pro-life incumbents for $675,000 in legal fees that the state Attorney General’s office readily acknowledges was spent over the past 12 months defending three pro-life bills passed in 2011. What conveniently has gotten no media …

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Kansas Practitioners witness signing of Conscience Protection bill

By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Pro-life physicians, pharmacists and their supporters gathered Wednesday with Gov. Brownback for the ceremonial signing of the new Healthcare Rights of Conscience law, a top priority for Kansans for Life. (Gov. Brownback will be the banquet speaker at the National Right to Life Convention June 30. See …

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Kansas abortions down, impact of state website & new laws touted

By Kathy Ostrowski Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Last week’s Kansas Health Department (KDHE) report showing a welcomed reduction in the number of abortions for the fifth year in a row strongly suggests the importance of the passage of a strengthened informed consent law and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In 2011 there were …

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