Pro-lifers mourn the deaths of 2 Kansas warriors this past week: Kansans for Life’s Political Action chair, Chris Martinez, and state representative Jim Morrison (R-Colby).
Chris died Saturday after several years battling cancer, and was buried Wednesday in his home town of Augusta. He had long been an activist with Kansans for Life before moving to the political action committee to energize the recruitment of pro-life candidates, and was pleased at the ever-improving election results.
Chris developed the PAC website and worked diligently to improve KFL effectiveness, even during periods when he was quite ill. He was a model of leadership, patience and good will and will be sorely missed.
On Wednesday, House Rep. Jim Morrison passed away while undergoing treatment for his heart condition. Jim had a wide variety of talents and was a virtual “energizer bunny” despite years of health challenges.
Pro-lifers benefited when he was chair of the House health committee from 2003- 2008, during which time Gov. Sebelius was exerting tremendous pressure to create bad state policy on abortion and cloning.
Jim was a solid pro-life vote and often had clever ideas for the KFL legislative team. When you see Rep. Morrison’s ‘God Bless America’ Kansas license plate on the highway, you are seeing only a small part of his legacy.
From my personal experience, I would say both Chris and Jim shared inspiring characteristics, as they were
- model Christian gentlemen;
- with happy dispositions, including a ready smile, despite fighting years of health challenges;
- and possessing an optimistic, indefatigable spirit in opposing the anti-life agenda.
Please pray for these two pro-life champions and their families.