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Last week, Kansas legislators held a hearing on HB 2035, a bill that would be protective of minors being steered to abortion.

Unfortunately, on that day, a methodologically flawed Danish study funded by the pro-abortion Susan Buffet foundation was wrongly touted as proof that abortion causes no negative mental health risks.

Thousands of women (and men) who come to post-abortion healing ministries each year have attested that abortion-caused emotional problems take years to develop.  Yet this study

only counted abortion as problematic if women
sought professional help within one year and did not
assess women for depression, suicidal thoughts or
substance abuse (self-medication)
.

Pro-choice New Zealand researchers in 2006 began with the same stated assumption of this Danish study— that only women with pre-existing mental health issues suffer post-abortion distress– but they were disproved by their own findings! (more…)

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Julie Burkhart

Pro-abortion zealots like Julie Burkhart are angry that Kansas politics is no longer under their thumb.

With news that annual abortion statistics will be medically accurate, Burkhart (creator of the Trust Women Political Action Committee) wailed: “The Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have chosen to spend precious time this year, once again,

  • snooping into the private lives of pregnant women
  • collect[ing] sexual histories of women and girls and
  • policing the private lives of pregnant women.”

Wow!  Without those breath-taking lies, the ineffectual and factually-bereft lobbyists for Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. wouldn’t have any talking points.

Gone now from Kansas politics is the big money of George Tiller, the abortionist protection of the Kansas state Healing Arts Board director Larry Buening, and the power of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

That undercut the power structure for Burkhart, who was Tiller’s top aide and director of his ProKanDo PAC.  In early 2009, Burkhart fled Kansas, having learned that Tiller was going to lose his medical license under Buening’s Healing Arts replacement, Jack Confer.

While she didn’t last long leading a liberal political group in Missouri, Tiller’s death created a opportunity for Burkhart to assert herself as a national spokeswoman with her “Trust Woman” PAC.

With her idol, Sebelius, esconced as Obama’s HHS director, Burkhart probably hoped abortion clinics would cement enough federal money to prop up her pulpit.  But then came the November elections.

Still, Burkhart continues to pontificate and assert blatant misinformation to the media about Kansas legislative and administrative actions.  The truth is– other than the veiled reference to a 2005 abortion death (Christin Gilbert)–

NO medical history or personal identification of
any aborted woman has ever been revealed
by ANY Kansas agency or official.

However, by lying about that fact, abortion zealots (more…)

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KDHE's Dr. Robt. Moser

For 13 years, the Kansas law banning abortions of viable unborn children has been thwarted by abortionists and the state Health department.

With a new pro-life governor and pro-life dominated House, however, that situation is about to end.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s new Health (KDHE) Secretary, Dr. Robert Moser, told the Associated Press Monday that his department’s interpretation of a law requiring physicians to file late-term abortion reports is different than how the law has been enforced in the past.

Moser said doctors must spell out the medical reasons. “It’s pretty straightforward,” he said. “We’re not looking at changing the forms at all. They’re adequate. It’s just the information that needs to be provided in there needs to be accurate, just like any other reporting form. That’s all we’re looking for — accuracy.”

To insure that the correct reporting interpretation adopted by Dr. Moser will not disappear in future administrations, 64 House representatives are supporting HB 2035, the Abortion Reporting Accuracy & Parental Rights Act.

The bill will require accurate medical information be filed with KDHE, including an affidavit  from the abortionist and referring physician that they are not financially or legally affiliated.  HB 2035 will also allow local prosecutors access to those KDHE reports.

Pro-life leader Rep. Steve Brunk

Kansans for Life testified in support of the bill,which also would

  • enact parental consent, instead of notice, for girls under 18 seeking abortions;
  • create a court record and give direction to judges involved in parental waivers;
  • change the Kansas partial birth abortion limitation to a ban on the procedure unless needed to save the life of the mother.

Rep. Steve Brunk (R-Bel Aire), chairs the Federal State Affairs committee, (more…)

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Kermit Gosnell, owner, manager and licensed medical butcher at a ‘House of Horrors’ Philadelphia abortion clinic, has been arrested and charged with  multiple murders and other crimes after a 281-page, gruesome grand jury report.

Over decades, whistle-blowers had informed public officials at all levels of the wanton killings at Gosnel’s abortion business.    But a parade of government health bureaucrats and advocates protected the abortion racket: the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, nearby hospital officials, and the National Abortion Federation.

One Gosnell victim speaks (click on picture to view video)

Readers of this blog have seen a few photos of the “worse than third world conditions” at the Krishna Rajanna KCK abortion clinic.  After police were called to that business, and were repulsed and flabberghasted, they reported their observations to the local District Attorney’s office.   The then-DA sought–and was refused– help from the state Healing Arts board under Larry Buening. (more…)

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An estimated 1500 pro-lifers braved the cold and snow to march through downtown Topeka to the KFL Rally for Life.

The day’s events included workshops and Mass celebrated by Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, who gave the invocation to rally attendees. Pro-life lawmakers at the event were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd.

Phil Stacey, of American Idol fame, beautifully sang the national anthem. The KFL 2010 state oratory contest winner, Trisha Herbert, (who placed third nationally) gave her winning speech.

But the stunning difference in this year’s event was that, for the first time ever, a Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback, attended the Mass for Life, proudly marched alongside students and families, and then addressed the crowd from the steps of the Capitol.

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Grand prize went to Erin Kellerman, gr. 6

Hundreds of posters were welcomed this year from across the state, illustrating the theme, KANSAS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR BABIES TO BE BORN!

Rally for Life attendants today in Topeka viewed the winners and 35 other delightful entries. (more…)

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Rep. Lance Kinzer, center, details HB 2035 at a press conference with Senate and House colleagues. Photo by Kansasreporter.org

In an extraordinary show of unity, a majority of representatives in the Kansas House have co-signed HB 2035– the Abortion Reporting Accuracy and Parental Rights Act.

The bulk of the bill is composed of late-term abortion regulations that repeatedly passed the legislature only to be vetoed by extreme abortion-supporting governors, Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

Ironically, at the same time as the press conference about the bill, news broke of Pennsylvania’s prosecution of a ‘House of Horrors’ late-term abortion business. (more…)

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Gov. Sam Brownback

For over a decade, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback has marked the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade by addressing hundreds of thousands at the rally prior to the March for Life in Washington D.C.

This year, as Governor of Kansas, Brownback will address pro-lifers in Topeka as keynote speaker at our annual state Rally for Life on Friday, Jan.21.

Following a march from the Topeka downtown auditorium (TPAC), crowds will gather at 11:30 a.m. on the south steps of the Capitol to be inspired by elected officials, clergy, KFL leaders, the teen oratory contest winner, and music.

Workshops on the unborn’s pain capability, end of life issues and the upcoming legislative agenda are scheduled for 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Complete schedule here.  See you there!

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Lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse Monday for swearing-in ceremonies were excited about the change in tone this year and told our KFL lobbyists they are revved up to work.

Much of the positivity is set by newly sworn-in Gov. Sam Brownback’s promise to sign pro-life bills, as well as his high aspirations for Kansas.  3 of the top action priorities for his administration’s Protect Kansas Families agenda are pro-life goals:

  • Support and defend the dignity of human life;
  • Increase adoptions;
  • Protect health insurance options.

The first 2 goals have been perennial for Kansans for Life, the third has gained increased importance after the passage of Obamacare.   New Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, announced that the state (more…)

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Have you ever read a news report about Kansas traditional surgery centers –or veterinarian offices, or manicuring salons– resisting legislative proposals that would guarantee facility safety and cleanliness?

NO, of course not.  Those professions are already highly-regulated and inspected and the public would wonder why safety in those places could possibly be up for debate.

Not so for abortion clinics.

As an example, days ago,the Associated Press wrote that pro-lifers are pushing “Proposals… [to] make it harder for abortion clinics to get licensed.”

But what does that quote mean, when all Kansas abortion clinics (except Planned Parenthood, as we have explained in the past) are doctor offices that do not have any facility licenses?

In Kansas, any doctor of any training can decide to start doing abortions at anytime for any price.

However, this consumer angle escapes the AP writer.  She portrays the licensure bill in the way abortionists do– as a threat; but professional licensing is not a harassment, it is an expected protocol. (more…)

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