February 23, 2013 The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a woman from a discontinued same-sex relationship can claim the same parental rights as the child’s biological mother. Click here to read the story in the Kansas City Star.
February 21, 2013 Yesterday, the Kansas Senate voted 37-2 to prohibit abortions based solely on the gender of the unborn child. The Kansas Catholic Conference testified in favor of this legislation. It is believed that most of these abortions target unborn girls for elimination. Now the bill moves to the House. This is how they voted: Abrams, Apple, Arpke, …
February 21, 2013 Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and House Democratic Leader Paul Davis have authored a joint column addressing the transition of the state’s Medicaid program. In it, they provide phone numbers KanCare consumers can call for assistance.
February 19, 2013 Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that would protect Kansans from government coercion that violates their religious beliefs. The Kansas Catholic Conference testified on behalf of the bill.
February 7, 2013 SB 126 would repeal Kansas’ death penalty law and abolish capital punishment in Kansas.
February 1, 2013 This week the Kansas Legislature unanimously passed resolutions recognizing National Catholic Schools Week. Senator Elaine Bowers carried the Senate resolutionwhile Representative Bill Sutton carried the House resolution.