By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Tuesday’s special election in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District to replace pro-life Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) is of particular interest to pro-lifers. It is the first special election to take place since pro-life Donald Trump was elected President and pro-abortion organizations are heavily invested in the pro-abortion …Continue reading "Vote April 11 in Kansas 4 special election between Pro-Life Ron Estes and Pro-Abortion James Thompson"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas’ Gov. Brownback signs first-in-nation Simon’s Law"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas sends Simon’s Law to Gov. Brownback"
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 …Continue reading "Simon’s Law passes Kansas House unanimously"
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 …Continue reading "Radical abortion attorney urges Kansas Supreme Court to activism"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas Senate strengthens parental rights by passing Simon’s Law"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas stem cell center success inspires lawmaker change of heart"
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 …Continue reading "Kansas Senate committee passes Simon’s Law"
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 …Continue reading "A tale of two little boys"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life I experienced an all-too familiar shudder when I recently learned Shawnee District Judge Franklin Theis had again overturned the Kansas State Healing Arts Board’s decision to revoke the license of disgraced abortionist Kris Neuhaus. The first time her medical license was revoked, in July 2012, was for …Continue reading "For a second time, Judge overturns decision revoking failed abortionist’s medical license"
Cold temperatures and long distances did not keep approximately 2,000 pro-lifers from descending upon the Kansas Statehouse to stand up for both the pre-born and the aging/medically fragile deserving to stay alive. A diverse crowd from every age group, faith tradition, and corner of Kansas were united at Kansans for Life’s march and rally for …Continue reading "Kansas March and Rally for Life draws 2,000"
Last Monday, the Kansas House of Representatives opened at 11am and the legislative body witnessed one of the most powerful pro-life testimonies at the podium in recent memory. Freshman Representative Susan Humphries (R-Andover) took a point of personal privilege to give a voice to the voiceless. She said “We all heard much about the Women’s …Continue reading "Pro-life women deliver powerful testimony in Kansas legislative chambers"