By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. Last Thursday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s signed “Simon’s Law.” The story reproduced below talked about this important law and the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.” At the time it was first written, neither had been signed. Now both have. I feel so fortunate to be living in a pro-life …Continue reading "Missouri Governor Signs “Simon’s Law”"
By Missouri Right to Life On Thursday, July 11, Governor Michael Parson signed HB 138. This legislation, known as “Simon’s Law” has been a priority of Missouri Right to Life for many years. HB 138 builds on the rights of parents to make health care decisions for their minor child(ren). The Crozier Family’s story as …Continue reading "Missouri Gov. Parson Signs “Simon’s Law”"
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 The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee this morning passed “Simon’s Law” by voice vote. It is anticipated that the bill will be debated by the full House of Representatives soon. As NRL News Today has explained in prior posts, “Simon’s Law” is named for a …Continue reading "Kansas House committee passes “Simon’s Law”"
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 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 “Simon’s Law” is named for a medically fragile baby born with Trisomy 18 and apnea (breathing difficulty), who died when resuscitation was denied. His devastated parents, Sheryl and Scott Crosier, only learned later that Simon’s hospital chart contained a DNR [Do Not Resuscitate] that was never discussed, …Continue reading "“Simon’s Law” protects parental rights, especially for medically fragile kids"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life The Kansas Legislature adjourned for the year in the wee hours of Monday morning, with two big victories in the area of pro-life healthcare. Disappointingly, however, the time clock hurt us on achieving Simon’s Law, which would insure that no “Do Not Resuscitate” order could be issued …Continue reading "Kansas enacts pro-life laws, time clock precludes passage of “Simon’s Law”"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Pro-lifers across the nation have been reading our series of articles on the “Faces & Facts of Simon’s Law,” and are urging Kansas to protect children and empower parents by enacting this vital measure. Parents are stunned to learn that a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) or DNAR …Continue reading "Pro-life doctors & nurses groups endorse Kansas’ Simon’s Law"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director Editor’s note. Simon’s Law insures that life-sustaining treatment (resuscitation, nutrition, medicine) will not be denied to minors without parental consent. This bill has already passed the Kansas Senate 37-3 and work on its passage in the House will continue when legislators return April 27. The testimony for …Continue reading "The Faces & Facts behind Simon’s Law: Krissy"