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Kansas turned a historic corner Tuesday.  With pro-lifers winning nearly every significant state office, the health of Kansas women, and safety of unborn children, will be better protected.

  • The U.S. Senate and Congress will now benefit from strong Kansas voices against Obamacare;
  • Gov.-elect Sam Brownback, will welcome, and sign, the many pro-life bills Sebelius vetoed.

Kansans for Life rejoices that the electorate expelled Sebelius’ hand-selected abortion-industry-protector, AG Stephen Six, and hopes that the Johnson County prosecution of Planned Parenthood will engage the assistance of AG-elect Derek Schmidt.

The 125-member Kansas House increased it’s pro-life majority to over 2/3 as nearly 80% of KFL-supported state representative candidates won their races.  Correction Nov.5: Of the 20% losses, notably 4 endorsed pro-life incumbent Democrats were unseated by Republicans (3 pro-life and 1 undeclared).

The ‘Fire Beier’ campaign– started by the KFL political action committee to discourage retention of 4 (more…)

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Nebraska’s new Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act forbids all abortions after 20 weeks gestation (except for true medical emergencies).  It is supported by decades of evidence about the  unborn child’s pain sensitivity.

Federal laws exist to prevent animal cruelty such as  restrictions on how livestock are slaughtered and how animals are used in medical research. Thus a law banning excruciating abortions is something a civilized society should applaud.

Biologically, human pain receptors develop early in gestation, but pain dampeners don’t function til birth.  Thus, cutting and stabbing a day old “born” baby would actually hurt less than cutting and stabbing one at 20 weeks in the womb.

The recognition of pain perception in the preterm infant and fetus has led to changes in anesthesia standards with improved surgical outcomes.  Up until the late 1980’s preterm infants were not given anesthesia or analgesia with surgical procedures.  Today it is routine to provide anesthesia to not only preterm infants as early as 23 weeks but also to fetus- in-utero surgical procedures.

Because they lack pain-inhibiting mechanisms, premature infants– at the same gestational age as late abortions– require higher concentrations of drugs to maintain effective surgical anesthesia. (more…)

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Many are anticipating what can be accomplished in Kansas under a pro-life governor in 2011, and I hope restructuring the State Healing Arts Board is on the list.

We’ve endured seven years of pro-abortion Governor Kathleen Sebelius, not only her abortionist-protecting legislative vetoes, but also her appointees on this Board, who allowed decrepit and woman-injuring abortion clinics to stay in business.

Larry Buening

Sebelius’ abortion industry aid also extended to retaining the Board’s corrupt executive director, Larry Buening, the spouse of her long-time personal staffer.

Thousands of post-viability abortions were performed in Wichita –almost all of them on non-Kansans– because Buening protected the medical licenses of Kristin Neuhaus, who made the abortion “referrals,” and of LeRoy Carhart, Susan Robinson, Shelly Sella, and the late George Tiller, who performed the abortions.

Sebelius found a cushy SRS attorney job for Buening to keep his state pension, after the legislature threw him out in 2008. [It was not on account of his abortion ties, but because of a backlog of patient deaths and abuse complaints that lawmakers gave the axe to Buening and his top legal counsel, Mark Stafford.]

Buening’s replacement, Jack Confer, had cleaned up Arizona’s medical board mess, but after a rocky 16-month attempt at rehabilitating the Kansas Board, quit in mid-October. The Board is seeking (more…)

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Apologies to the Rockettes, but the U.S. House-passed, year-end budget  that the U.S. Senate will work on over the weekend has to thrill the abortion promoters and eugenicists at Planned Parenthood.

UPDATE: The omnibus budget bill passed Sunday Dec. 13, after 2 attempted procedural moves to block passage (led by GOP Sens. McCain and DeMint) were outgunned. Our Kansas Senators voted pro-life in all 3 votes.   Jill Stanek points out how Sen. Brownback had questioned why tax payers should fund elective abortions in D.C. when 54% of all pregnancies in D.C. already end in abortion (see Table 2 of AGI report). (more…)

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Carhart dined with abortion staff at Sebelius' home in April 2007, photo: Operation Rescue

Yesterday, abortion supporters at our nation’s Capitol lobbied against health reforms that exclude tax- funding for elective abortions.   Signs from the YWCA- generated attendees said, “No more hangers, ever.”   Probably because the protesters can’t (with a straight face) carry signs saying, “We love & respect our abortionists.”

Consider Nebraska partial-birth-abortionist, LeRoy Carhart, who maintains a current Kansas medical license.  When Carhart began doing abortions in Nebraska, he worked under an office manager who reported him to the state for falsifying abortion records, failing to follow anti-infection protocols, and erratic behavior, including falling asleep and talking on the phone during surgery. (more…)

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"Have an abortion, uh, I mean an apple, my pretty"

Today, the Senate approved, 61-39, an amendment which would essentially open the door to defining abortion as “preventive care” (by HHS head Kathleen Sebelius), and resulting in insurance-mandated abortion coverage without co-payment.

UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 8- Bad news.  By a vote of 54-45, the Senate tabled (killed) the pro-life  Nelson/Hatch amendment, co-sponsored by Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback.  Both Brownback and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts voted to save the amendment. Hear Brownback speech on (more…)

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Melanie McLaughlin, a Boston documentary filmmaker, decided to continue with her pregnancy after learning daughter Grace, pictured between her two siblings, had Down syndrome. She was convinced after meeting another family raising a child with the condition. Collapse (Courtesy Melanie McLaughlin)

Melanie McLaughlin, a Boston documentary filmmaker, decided to continue with her pregnancy after learning daughter Grace, pictured between her two siblings, had Down syndrome. She was convinced after meeting another family raising a child with the condition. (Courtesy Melanie McLaughlin)

ABC reported Monday at length that Down syndrome births drop as more women abort :
An estimated 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate their pregnancies… without knowing what it’s like to raise a child with Down syndrome… according to research reviewed by Dr. Brian Skotko, a pediatric geneticist at Children’s Hospital Boston. …  ‘Are they making [abortion decisions] on facts and up-to-date information? Research suggests not, and that mothers get inaccurate, incomplete and sometimes offensive information.’ ”

This cultural pressure to eradicate certain children was specifically addressed by the 2008 Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act authored by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback to improve  (more…)

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