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TopSecretPaperclipThe Internal Revenue Service has proposed new rules for political activity by nonprofits –overturning more than 50 years of settled law– in order to conceal the true political record of pro-abortion politicians.

The IRS proposal will undermine the ability of certain (“C-4″) tax-exempt nonprofits to conduct

  • nonpartisan voter registration and
  • voter education.

Such organizations advocating for the unborn, like Kansans for Life and the National Right to Life Committee, would be

forbidden to leave records of officeholder votes and public statements on their websites in the two months before an election.

In other words, during the small, premiere window of time that the general populace is paying attention to elections, pro-abortion politicians’ records would be locked away!  Read details by former Federal Elections Commission Chair Bradley Smith here.

NRLC, and affiliates like KFL, are invaluable for informing the public about the positions of candidates, including those nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court! The Obama team sees pro-life organizations as a threat and want to muzzle those views.  It’s that simple.

NRLC has issued a nationwide alert to raise a storm of public protest against these regulations, to make it as hard as possible for the IRS to give final approval. 

We need to educate the American people that it seems every group that opposes Obama’s policies is now under threat of having their most fundamental rights taken away. The use of the IRS as a political weapon has to stop!

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BleedingKansas (2)“Bleeding Kansas” was the moniker for our state during the mid-nineteenth century when guerrilla warfare raged between forces for and against slavery, until Kansas was accepted into the Union as a slave-free state in 1861.  That disposition not to yield to evil is seen in the Wichita community’s reaction to the announced opening of a new abortion clinic at the location of the infamous late-term clinic of George Tiller.

Since the death of Tiller in May 2009, a national push to re-open his abortion clinic has been led by the abortion advocacy group, Trust Women, headed by Julie Burkhart.  Burkhart was a Tiller employee who ran his PAC (political action committee) from 2002-2009.

Yesterday, the Associated Press covered Burkhart’s announcement that the South Wind Women’s Center (SWWC) is “expected to open in the next few months with one full-time and two part-time doctors amid heightened security and community outreach efforts.”  SWWC “will offer prenatal, obstetrical and gynecological health care services as well as abortions” and “has contracted with the doctors and has hired most of the other nine or ten people it plans to employ.”

Interestingly, no physician names were divulged, nor whether they are state-licensed, or reside in Kansas.

Kansas abortion clinics are either local physician offices or single-day surgery centers licensed by the state health department (KDHE).  A public records request last week showed no official clinic application is yet on file with KDHE for the SWWC location, possibly because the names of the facility’s physicians would have to be revealed.

The AP report indicated remodeling is scheduled for the clinic to meet the abortion facility standards Kansas passed in 2011. Those licensing and inspection standards –similar to what other states have passed–were long sought by Kansas pro-lifers and were signed into law in the first term of Gov. Sam Brownback.  However, the standards are not in force due to litigation by another abortion clinic in suburban Kansas City.

In a “virtual chat” online at the Trust Women website this fall, SWWC services were touted as medical (pill) abortions, and fertility and transgender services. Burkhart continues to try to erase this community’s memory of the Tiller location as the home of an actual onsite crematorium for unborn children destroyed up through the third trimester.

Kansans for Life (KFL) contends that reopening the place as an abortion clinic would disturb what has become a quiet, residential area.  The KFL citizen petition drive–urging city officials to rezone the area– is well on its way to exceeding the goal of securing 20,000 signatures. “As Wichitans we know that when an abortion clinic opens in a neighborhood everything changes,” said David Gittrich, KFL development director. “Abortions means taxis and traffic, police cars and ambulances, barricades and signs. People who support abortion – and people who believe every abortion kills an innocent baby – come to demonstrate.”

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UPDATE, 5:30pm: The House passed this measure on voice vote, with a recorded vote to be taken tomorrow.

Today, the Kansas House is scheduled to take up the Healthcare Rights of Conscience, a measure strengthening protections for medical professionals and healthcare facilities that oppose abortion, sterilization and abortifacient (abortion-causing) drugs and devices.

  • Over 8,300 abortions were performed in Kansas in 2010.
  • Sterilization of females by “tubal ligations” number approximately 500 per year in Kansas hospitals, with an additional unknown number in single-day surgery centers.
  • Millions of pills, patches, injections and devices not only act to prevent pregnancy, they silently eliminate tiny human beings (embryos) trying to implant in their mother’s wombs. By definition, that is post-fertilization abortifacient action.

Current state statutes allow physicians and hospitals to stay out of direct abortions and sterilizations, but those statutes were written before chemicals that cause abortion –intentionally or indirectly– were invented.

Today’s pharmacists who are ethically opposed to filling prescriptions for abortifacient drugs are in a terrible bind. The Healthcare Rights of Conscience would protect such Kansas pharmacists from job loss or their employer from a retaliatory civil lawsuit.

Ethical healthcare conflicts are escalating under a pro-death administration that has mandated free birth control and abortifacients in all health plans. This weekend, a reported 54,000 citizens attended “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies  in 143 cities, to protest the mandate.

Infanticide has now been shockingly advocated in a mainstream periodical– (more…)

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HB 2598, the Pro-Life Protections Act, contains several provisions reflecting the state’s right not to prop up abortion businesses with income tax advantages, and not to require abortion training for students at state-funded universities.

While the bill awaits a vote from the House Federal-State Affairs committee, a lobbyist for the University of Kansas (KU) has alerted state representatives that KU needs a specific exemption from HB 2598 to continue abortion training for their ob/gyn physician residents.  The lobbyist writes that, without the exemption, national accreditation from ACGME (the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) will be pulled — but no clear evidence of this has been produced.

KU did not testify at the bill hearing; neither is there evidence that KU contacted ACGME about the situation in light of the fact that Arizona last year passed a clear ban (see section c here) on using public monies for abortion training — without loss of accreditation for their state post-graduate ob/gyn program. (check http://www.acgme.org/adspublic/, choose “accredited programs,” choose specialty (obgyn) and choose state to see accredited programs).

Furthermore, the legislative permission for establishing the KU Hospital Authority rested on ending abortions at KU– which KU resisted in 1997, and conceded in 1998.  Now it appears they are not following lawmakers’ intent, and only moved the abortion training off of state property.

  1. Federal law protects funding for medical education that objects to abortion participation– regardless of ACGME accreditation.
  2. There is no professional reason that ob/gyn resident physicians have to learn how to destroy unborn children in order to achieve competency in pregnancy management, stillbirth evacuation or treating abortion complications.

ACGME already knows abortion training is not needed, because they “allow” individual graduate students to “opt out” of doing abortions (more…)

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Breast Cancer Prevention Institute head, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, talked to student nurses Feb.7 at Benedictine College

Abortion supporters have grossly mischaracterized the provisions of the Pro-Life Protections Act, HB 2598, and, as expected, the Wichita Eagle blindly editorialized it as a measure that “defies mainstream science”.

One of the purposes of HB 2598 is to codify basic elements of the informed consent pamphlet, so it cannot become a political football as it had been in the Sebelius administration. HB 2598 says that the booklet,
“shall also contain objective information… including risk of premature birth in future pregnancies, [and] risk of breast cancer…”  

Anti-life opponents try to frighten legislators that the national medical advocacy groups do not acknowledge the abortion-breast cancer link, but KDHE has already recognized their duty to inform women about it.

Two full paragraphs about abortion links to pre-term birth and breast cancer are ALREADY published here on page 24 of the online version of the Kansas Woman’s Right to Know pamphlet. The pre-term info is acccurate and the breast cancer section still needs tweaking to more clearly convey these relevant biological facts.

FACT: Most women who have abortions will not get breast cancer, and most women with breast cancer did not have abortions.

However, in the last 40 years (more…)

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Pro-Life Action League envelopes NARAL supporter headed to hear Sebelius (photo by Matt Yonke)

Yesterday at a Chicago NARAL fundraiser, 300 attendees gave some of their loudest applause (according to the AP) to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ mention of the Obama administration mandate that health insurance plans cover birth control without copays.

But beyond the ever faithful pro-life presence of the Pro-Life Action League, another rebuke to Sebelius was today’s good news that the U.S. House will be voting next week on a pro-life bill to UNDO abortion in Obamacare.

HR 358 the “Protect Life Act” is sponsored by Congressman Joe Pitts, and co-sponsored by all four Kansas U.S. Representatives:  Tim Huelskamp, 1st district; Lynn Jenkins, 2nd district; Kevin Yoder, 3rd district; and Mike Pompeo, 4th district. Express your support here.

UPDATE,Oct.13: In a 248-173 vote, the House approved the Protect Life Act, however Senate Democrats oppose it and President Obama has promised to veto it.

Modeled on the former “Stupak-Pitts” amendment, HR 358 would correct the numerous abortion-expanding provisions kept in the final health care law and contains important conscience protections for (more…)

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Carol Tobias, NRLC president

Federal law now recognizes the humanity of the unborn child in yet another way as research scientists are now banned under U.S. patent law from taking out a patent on a human being they create in the lab.

National Right to Life played a key role in getting a ban on the patenting of human beings in the new patent law.

A patent is a government-conferred property right that gives an inventor exclusive rights to manufacture or use his invention for a defined period, usually 20 years. The patent holder can license others to employ his patent for a fee, called a royalty.

Early in the year, when it became clear that Congress was likely to take up a sweeping revision of the patent laws, NRLC insisted on inclusion of language to codify (make permanent) a previously enacted temporary prohibition on any patents being issued on human embryos.

Some scientists and the companies they work for want to clone or create “experimental human beings” that they can experiment on and perhaps earn profits from. (more…)

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This cartoon reminds us what Steve Six’s true role was as Kansas Attorney General from 2008- 2010– protecting the abortion cartel in Kansas.

From day one in office, Six promoted the fiction that constant vigilance was needed to “protect patient privacy” even in paperwork scrubbed clean of personally-identifying data.

UPDATE, Jun 15 9:30pm: Sen. Roberts issued new press release saying he “will not support [Six's] nomination [and]have urged my colleagues on the committee to vote against his nomination.” Sen. Moran’s office released a similar statement opposing Six.

READ THIS for our 3-page, footnoted summary of how Steve Six intensified the abortion corruption in this state. (more…)

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Former Gov. Sebelius & Six

What would you offer– if you were a powerful personto induce a lawyer to bail you out of trouble?  Maybe that you’d get him/her on the federal bench?  Kathleen Sebelius had that political need, and has the power to deliver such an ‘abortion payback’ under Pres. Obama…for Steve Six.

Both Kansas Senators must refuse confirmation of Steve Six as suitable to be a federal judge.

Six has not demonstrated any notable record of accomplishment during his Sebelius-appointments.  Rather he has shown himself to be partisan and pro-abortion.  He was willing to interrupt his comfortable law practice and this judicial nomination is his reward for jumping to help Sebelius and the abortion industry.

In December 2007, Gov. Sebelius needed to quickly replace her sex-scandalized Attorney General, Paul Morrison.  Two years earlier, (more…)

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Sexually-oriented businesses, from strip clubs to sex trafficking, rely on keeping females visually and physically “available”and not pregnant.

However, annual contraceptive ‘failure rates’ range from 2-50%, and when multiplied by a high number of sexual encounters, increase exponentially the chance of pregnancy– and abortion.

So while sex profiteers try to justify these activities as victimless, there ARE millions of victims–  including, not only debased women and runaway teens, but also millions of unborn children who have been aborted.

Our friends at Concerned Women for America are encouraging Kansans to

call their Senator and Senate President by Tuesday to urge passage of the Community Defense Act (SB25)

which the Kansas House has passed by large margins several times over the last 2 years.

The Community Defense Act [CDA]applies time, place and manner restrictions on sexually-oriented businesses.  Protection at the state level is needed because many of these businesses purposefully locate in unincorporated or county jurisdictions which often don’t have regulations to limit the activities of these establishments.

UPDATE, May 4: Senate rejected the CDA with a 17-22 vote. (more…)

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