Archive for August, 2010

KFL-favored pro-lifers won their House primary races 2-1

Tuesday’s election primaries saw 31 Kansas House races where Kansans for Life’s endorsement or recommendation was in play.  Our candidates won about twice as often: 20 wins and 11 losses, with 5 House races decided by less than 250 votes.

And a loss in the primary doesn’t mean the district will have pro-abortion representation, because some of the non-KFL-endorsed winners are pro-life, and many of the general election opponents without primaries, are pro-life.  (Our updated general election choices will be posted soon at www.voteprolife.net.)

It’s a nice problem to face– races where both party’s candidates are pro-life!  This is a reflection of the increasing number of national polls where majorities of the public self-identify as pro-life. (more…)

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The Trust Women PAC (political action committee) is making robo-calls on behalf of Jean Schodorf, the sole pro-abortion GOP primary candidate in the Wichita-area 4th district congressional district race.

The phone message is voiced by hard-line abortion defender and former Kansas Senator, Pat Ransom, saying former U.S. Senator Nancy Landon-Kassebaum also supports Schodorf.

But this PAC is the self-described “Tiller legacy” PAC, created “to protect the rights of physicians who provide comprehensive reproductive health care, including later termination.”  (translation of later: third trimester destruction, even when the unborn child is viable)

Trust Women PAC is the creation of Julie Burkhart, George Tiller’s former right-hand assistant, to target elections in “red” states using the Kansas ProKanDo list as a financial base.

Burkhart left Tiller’s employment during the time the state medical board had filed a non-public petition to take his medical license.  But before she left, Burkhart attempted to silence a late-term-abortion victim who had filed suit against Tiller. (This purported event (more…)

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Kansas Catholic Bishops have issued “Election Year Questions and Answers”–a brochure “to help clarify the implications of candidates’ positions on issues of importance to Catholics.”  It states that

Catholics must gives precedence to issues that directly involve matters of intrinsic moral evil: abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and same-sex marriage.

It reminds that, as Cardinal Ratzinger explained before he became Pope Benedict XVI, “Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia…There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”

The Kansas document was distributed statewide over the past 2 weekends in local church bulletins.  It restates the Catholic opposition to this year’s new health care reform because it “fails to protect conscience rights” of health care providers and will also “force some Americans to pay directly for other people’s abortions.”

The Q & A does not discuss or recommend parties or candidates but is a follow up to the more extensive guidelines issued 2006 under the title, “Moral Principles for Catholic Voters.”

In that document, the Bishops stated, “it is a correct judgment of conscience that we would commit moral evil if we were to vote for a candidate who takes a permissive stand on those actions that are intrinsically evil when there is a morally-acceptable alternative.”

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