But that happened in September, and, coupled with a state-wide increase in the number of free, life-affirming crisis pregnancy and adoption centers, makes for a great Respect Life Month in Kansas.
While opponents have taken to the courts to try to stop new constitutional laws regulating abortion clinics and health insurance, they cannot prevent
24/7 access via smart phone or computer to the best scientific information on life in the womb.
When you open http://www.womansrighttoknow.org/ you see a tiny 6-week unborn baby with an actively-beating heart. This is the informed consent site managed by the state, with a 24-hour hotline. Prior to any Kansas abortion, the mother must sign that, 24 hours earlier, she accessed the state-prepared information in written form or on this website.
But then check out the fascinating Prenatal Image Gallery. This is the portal to day-by-day, high-resolution 4-D ultrasound imaging of the developing child, with positive, scientifically-accurate audio commentary.
When the Kansas legislature wanted to improve the informed-consent statute in 2009, it passed the Women’s Right to Know & See Act authorizing the health department to provide instantly accessible, unassailably accurate pre-natal information.
However, that was not accomplished until this year, when new pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback placed Dr. Robert Moser as director of the state health department.
Under Moser, new “Woman’s Right to Know” booklets were printed and widely distributed, containing more accurate abortion warnings and a full listing of the now 82 life-affirming pregnancy resource centers.
In 2010, over 8,300 abortions were obtained in Kansas without this interactive website where
the expectant mother can look at real-time movements of an unborn child the same age as hers.
How many of those 10,000 September web hits were from mothers who subsequently chose life for their babies? That is yet unknown.
What is known is that those women can easily find free, hands-on help with their pregnancy needs here. May God bless all those who are helping create a culture of life!