Wichita abortion clinic challenges Kansas “medical abortion” law

By Dave Andrusko Back in late April, Kansans for Life stood tall in a battle over a bill to expand “telemedicine” so as to reinforce the state law that requires that a doctor be physically present when a woman takes the first of two drugs that make up a chemical abortion, aka RU-486, and to …

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National Right to Life endorses Caryn Tyson for Congress in the 2nd congressional district of Kansas

WASHINGTON – National Right to Life has endorsed pro-life state Senator Caryn Tyson for election in the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the second congressional district of Kansas. “National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Caryn Tyson, whose position on life reflects the values of Kansas voters,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to …

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Kansas has fewest abortions in 2017 in 30 years

By Dave Andrusko A preliminary report released Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment [KDHE] says there were 6,782 abortions in 2017, the lowest number in 30 years. “The 6,782 reported abortions in 2017 is the fewest in the state since 1987, when there were 6,409,” reported Jason Tidd of the Wichita Eagle. …

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Kansas asks Supreme Court to review decision holding state can’t cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On February 21, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a lower court injunction preventing Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood Great Plains which has two centers in Kansas and three in Missouri. On Thursday, the state appealed the decision to the Supreme …

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Kansans for Life invites you to NRLC 2018

By Mary Kay Culp, Executive Director, Kansans for Life This year the National Right to Life Convention is in Kansas for the first time ever–specifically at the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (June 28, 29 and 30). This annual Convention is the essential pro-life educational and training event of …

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Court of Appeals says Kansas can’t cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a lower court injunction preventing Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood Great Plains which has two centers in Kansas and three in Missouri . In July 2016, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson’s “wrote that …

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Kansas Gov. Brownback signs abortionist info mandate

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 …

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Kansas Senate passes abortionist info Disclosure Act

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 …

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National Right to Life congratulates Ron Estes for special election win in Kansas

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Leaders from National Right to Life were pleased to meet with and congratulate newly elected pro-life Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) at a reception in his office on the day he was sworn in. Estes won a special election in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District to replace pro-life …

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Kansas abortion total down; number of dismemberment abortions up

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 …

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Pro-Life Ron Estes defeats Pro-abortion James Thompson in Kansas special election

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, …

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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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