Approximately 2,000 prolifers–- many under age 18– marched from the Topeka Performing Arts Center to the KFL Rally for Life at the Kansas Supreme Court Judicial Center Friday, Jan.22, marking the 37th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Prominent were signs from the national “Silent No More” post-abortion-regret campaign.
A dozen crisis pregnancy center directors and counselors from around the state were given recognition and received baby supplies brought by Rally participants. Bradley Fisher of Abilene, the 2009 winner of KFL’s state high school oratory contest, gave his winning speech and student winners in KFL’s annual grade school poster contest were also recognized.
KFL Executive Director Mary Kay Culp announced the KFL Political Action Committee campaign, “Fire Beier” to educate voters about why they should vote NOT to retain the Kansas Supreme Court Justices up for retention in November, 2010, particularly Justice Carole Beier. (More on this in next post as new developments were breaking Monday.)
Kansas Rep. Lance Kinzer (R-Olathe) was the keynote speaker and pro-life state legislators were in attendance. Remarks on behalf of the 4th District Congressman Todd Tiahrt were delivered by his wife, Vicki.
Defund Planned Parenthood
Kansas Sen. Tim Huelskamp, candidate for 1st District U. S. representative, said he would reintroduce legislation to stop state tax money from going to Planned Parenthood– particularly Title X federal money which would have been awarded to bona fide state health clinics and hospitals, but was vetoed by Gov. Parkinson last year. Go to www.defundplannedparenthoodks.com to support Sen. Huelskamp in this battle.
Planned Parenthood clinics across the country are accused of medical mis-information and lack of child rape reporting. Lila Rose, a UCLA student who created LiveAction Films, has personally gone undercover inside such clinics to conduct investigations and send the information to the appropriate state agencies. Kansans for Life will hold banquets in Overland Park on February 11th and Wichita February 12th featuring Rose. More details and reservation information are available at our website, http://www.kfl.org.