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A pro-life candidate guide for November’s elections from the KFL-PAC (the nonpartisan political action committee of Kansans for Life) is now available at www.voteprolife.net.

The federal races include endorsements for Congressman Jerry Moran (R) for U.S. Senate, and 3 GOP Congressional candidates: Sen. Tim Huelskamp (1st district), Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd district), and Mike Pompeo (4th district).

At the top of the KFL-PAC list for state-wide races is the GOP gubernatorial team of U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback and running mate, Kansas Sen. Jeff Colyer.

Also endorsed is Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach (R) and both candidates for State Treasurer: Ron Estes (R) and incumbent Dennis McKinney (D). Neither Insurance (more…)

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The path to rationing and denial of health care under Obamacare is underway and Kansas’ Sen. Pat Roberts is disgusted at the lies and actions about it by HHS Head Kathleen Sebelius.

Senate Republicans were on the Senate floor Tuesday to try to unravel at least parts of Obamacare.  When it was Roberts’ turn, he

slammed Sebelius for threats and behavior, comparing it to ‘Gangster Government’ and urging her to reconsider use of these tactics.

“I am really stunned by my former Governor’s actions over the past year or so.  First it was the gag order on Humana insurance for daring to describe the consequences of slashing more than $100 billion from Medicare Advantage to their customers.  Now [she] explicitly threatens health insurers who don’t toe the line on Obamacare with exclusion from the state health insurance exchanges which start in 2014. “

Roberts said that while some of the provisions that “will be beneficial to some Americans” — like allowing children under age 26 to remain on their parent’s insurance — they won’t be cost-free.  “Instead of admitting that their policies are causing health insurers to raise their rates,” Roberts said, “the Obama Administration has unleashed…Sebelius to intimidate and silence its critics…by intimidation.”

He also railed about Secretary Sebelius’ s taxpayer-financed mailer, sent this summer to seniors across the country, falsely proclaiming that Medicare Advantage enrollees would see no changes.  “Already we are seeing insurers like Harvard Pilgrim drop their Medicare Advantage plans altogether as a result of Obamacare’s huge cuts.  So actually, thousands of seniors WILL see changes in their benefits– they won’t have any.”

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The annual KFL state Rally for Life will be held Jan. 21, 2011 in downtown Topeka with great speakers and workshops.  Also at the rally, the top entries from our annual grade school poster contest will be displayed.

Kansas students in grades 3-8 in public, private and home schools are eligible to design a poster and win cash prizes.  Complete details here.

The 2010 state rally saw approximately 2,000 pro-lifers march from the downtown auditorium to the state Supreme Court steps.  In 2011, an even bigger crowd is expected, including a large contingency of college students.   The specific rally details will be announced in a future post.

The national March for Life will take place in Washington D.C. on Monday Jan. 24 in 2011.  Both events mark the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v Wade  decision which wrongly legalized abortion.

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Dr. Donald Berwick, an advocate of health care rationing and redistributing wealth through the health-care system, failed to attend a forum gauging his performance so far as the Medicare chief.

Berwick– appointed administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) without a Senate confirmation hearing or vote– will not answer questions from the U.S. Senate, according to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and members of the committee with oversight over his nomination.

“We’ve been trying to get him to answer questions in writing. He won’t do that,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). “We’ve been trying to get him up for a hearing. He won’t do that.”  The Senators want to examine Berwick’s “role and background” as he implements the largest overhaul of the healthcare system in 45 years.

Current polls show Americans want that overhaul repealed: 56% (CNN) and 61% (Rasmussen).  Kansans for Life has based our Obamacare opposition on the new ways abortion and rationing have become embedded into health care.  Our parent group, National Right to Life Committee, terms Berwick a “one-man death panel.”

Sen. Roberts’ press release included questions he wants Berwick to respond to and noted,

“The American people deserve to hear Dr. Berwick’s plans for radically reforming the American health care system directly from the man himself.”

“They deserve to hear him explain: His long history of support for rationing; How he plans (more…)

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KFL-PAC opposes Justice Beier

Kansans for Life deplores the preferential treatment of the abortion industry in the Sebelius-loaded state supreme court, which:

  • undermined citizen-petitioned grand juries conducted against abortionists;
  • invented rules to block acquisition of abortion records–but not other sensitive medical files;
  • silenced a judge they appointed to watch over abortion records, after he discovered clinic forgery.

Thus, the Kansans for Life political action committee (KFL-PAC)  proposed a ‘Fire Beier’ campaign, opposing the retention of the 4 state supreme court justices, especially Carol Beier.

The KFL-PAC also believes that the public will be better served by electing judges in general.

To that end, the 10th District U.S. Circuit Court ruled in 2006 that Kansas ethics rules that prohibit judicial candidates from answering pre-election questionnaires violate the judges’ fundamental free speech rights.

Some argue that (more…)

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed to force abortions to be done at U.S  military hospitals abroad and domestically.  Kansas is home to military hospitals at Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base and Fort Leavenworth as well as 3 VA facilities in Topeka, Wichita and Leavenworth.

By successfully defeating opposition to a filibuster, conservatives delayed consideration –until after the election –of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Burris Amendment permitting elective abortions at military base hospitals.  You can thank our U.S. senators, Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, for voting pro-life on this issue.

Current law in effect since 1996 prohibits the performance of abortion by Department of Defense medical personnel or at DOD medical facilities. A separate provision prohibits the use of DOD funds for abortion except to save the life of the mother.

An amendment similar to the Burris amendment, but not applying to state DOD facilities, was rejected by the House in 2006.

In a recent column and follow-up, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Denise Burke, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. military and attorney for Americans United for Life, explains the two-point strategy of abortion advocates (more…)

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Voters have traditionally been reluctant to oust sitting  judges– much less state supreme court justices–but the Kansans for Life Political Action Committee (KFL-PAC) thinks the ‘Fire Beier’ campaign is worth waging because of egregious pro-abortion Court bias.

And now that battle is even harder, as we are competing against public service media announcements issued by the Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance, a state entity that recommends ALL Kansas judges be retained.

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Carol Beier is a beneficiary of these tax-payer-funded ads, which promote the Commission’s website as the “true” information voters need for November’s election.

This Commission recommends every judge be retained (including Justice Beier) relying primarily on surveys from a limited group of insiders– mostly attorneys– even when an admittedly insufficient number of surveys was received!

A review of all profiles shows (more…)

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