Month: March 2011

Long Overdue Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Passes Kansas House

March 31, 2011 The House of Representatives passed legislation regulating abortion clinics today by a vote of 97-26.  The legislation now goes to the Senate where time is running out on the legislative session.  The Kansas Catholic Conference testified earlier in the year in favor of the legislation. FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE AND SEE HOW THEY HE OR SHE VOTED …

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Historic Pro-Life Bills on Their Way to Governor’s Desk

March 29, 2011 The Kansas House of Representatives gave final approval today to two bills that will transform Kansas, long known as the late-term abortion capital of the country, into a model for state Pro-Life legislation.  The House approved Fetal Pain legislation by a vote of 94-28 and late-term abortion and parental consent legislation by a vote of 100-22.  …

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Senate Committee Approves Fetal Pain, Parental Consent Bills

March 22, 2011 The Senate Judiciary Committee last night approved two bills designed to ensure that Kansas is never again a destination of choice for those seeking late-term abortions.  The Committee passed Fetal Pain and Parental Consent bills, which now await consideration by the full Senate.  The House has already approved both bills. Unfortunately, the critically important abortion clinic licensure bill …

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Senate Committee Approves Fetal Pain, Parental Consent Bills

March 22, 2011 The Senate Judiciary Committee last night approved two bills designed to ensure that Kansas is never again a destination of choice for those seeking late-term abortions.  The Committee passed Fetal Pain and Parental Consent bills, which now await consideration by the full Senate.  The House has already approved both bills. Unfortunately, the critically important abortion clinic licensure bill …

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House Education Committee Hears School Choice Bill

March 18, 2011 The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on legislation that would establish an educational choice program in Kansas.  Under the bill, individuals and corporations would receive a tax credit from their state taxes in exchange for making donations to approved educational choice non-profit organizations, which would use the money to fund …

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House Committee Scales Back Earned Income Tax Credit for Low-Income Workers

March 18, 2011 The House Taxation Committee this week approved legislation scaling back the Earned Income Tax Credit.  The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.  The state has its own credit which piggybacks onto the federal credit. When the credit exceeds …

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Insurance-Related Life Bills Advance Out of House Committee

March 18, 2011 Two Pro-Life bills were merged into another separate bill and passed out of the House Insurance Committee this week.  HB 2292 would prevent private insurance providers from covering most abortions under basic health care plans.  HB 2293 would prevent state employees from being able to pay for abortions with their “pre-tax” health care flexible spending accounts.  …

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House Votes to Keep Sex Shops Away from Churches & Schools

March 12, 2011 The House Wednesday passed the Community Defense Act, legislation that would prevent “adult entertainment” centers from being built within 1,000 feet of churches, schools, parks and homes.  The legislation now moves to the Senate, where it fell one vote short of passage last year.  The Kansas Catholic offered testimony during a hearing …

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Kansas Catholic Conference Testifies on Clinic Licensure Bill

March 12, 2011 The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee held hearings Wednesday on Thursday on legislation that would provide for state regulation and inspection of abortion clinics.  The virtually unregulated nature of abortion clinics has again come into the public spotlight following the horrifying revelations of a Pennsylvania abortion mill where fully born babies were …

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