Pro-Life Legislative Successes

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Sometimes it’s hard to see yourself in the context of a large, powerful movement. We all easily default to the idea that a single voice, vote, donation or hour of volunteer involvement can’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

If you’ve landed here we want you to know your time, help, interest and giving are critical dominos. We hope you’ll take a few minutes now to enjoy this timeline record of our…your…pro-life legislative successes.

1997

1997

Woman’s Right to Know law requires a 24-hour waiting period before having an abortion and requires abortion providers to give patients KDHE-issued medical information about prenatal development, abortion procedures and abortion risks.
1998

1998

Ban on late-term abortions.
1998

1998

Law establishing grants to non-profit organizations that help women carry pregnancies to term.
2004

2004

Exclusion of abortion and human embryo destruction from state-funded medical research.
2005

2005

Law requiring abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety requirements. The worst clinics closed after these regulations went into effect.
2005

2005

Law to protect minors by requiring DNA collection for the purposes of rape prosecution.
2007

2007

Alexa’s Law allows criminal prosecution for both victims when a pregnant women is injured or killed during a crime and her unborn child is also injured or killed.
2009

2009

Expansion of Women’s Right to Know information to include a detailed list of resources available to help if a woman decides to carry the pregnancy to term.
2009

2009

Expansion of informed consent with requirement to allow women the option of viewing an ultrasound whenever one is performed.
2011

2011

Two-parent consent requirement for minor girls receiving an abortion. New law states any judge who grants a waiver to this requirement is a mandatory abuse reporter.
2011

2011

Abortion banned after 22 weeks gestation (20 weeks post conception) because of proof of fetal pain capability.
2011

2011

Removal of “mental health” exceptions for late-term abortions.
2011

2011

Abortion clinic licensure law mandates unannounced health department inspections of abortion facilities.

This law passed but is not in effect yet as it is held up in court.

2011

2011

Requirement that all abortions must be performed by a Kansas-licensed physician with hospital privileges within 30 miles of the clinic.

This law passed but is not in effect yet as it is held up in court.

2011

2011

Abortion provider must see the patient in person (no “web-cam” abortions).

This law passed but is being ignored by abortion providers while the law is being litigated.

2011

2011

Elective abortion coverage may not be part of standard health insurance plans.
2011

2011

Government funding through Title X redirected to full-service public health clinics instead of abortion clinics.
2012

2012

Healthcare Rights of Conscience Act protects health care workers from losing their jobs for refusal to perform abortions.
2012

2012

Ban of tax-funded abortion training at KU Med.
2013

2013

No tax funding for abortion and no tax breaks for abortion providers.
2013

2013

Abortion providers prohibited from teaching school sex ed programs.
2013

2013

Sex-selection abortion prohibited.
2013

2013

Abortion clinics required to post coercion notice (informing women they cannot be forced into abortion by someone else).
2013

2013

Increased KDHE support for families facing disability diagnosis.
2013

2013

Improved jury independence in fighting abortion corruption with citizen-petitioned grand juries.
2013

2013

Prohibition of “wrongful birth” and “wrongful life” lawsuits. A “wrongful life” lawsuit = parents of child with disability suing doctor for not telling them to abort their child.
2014

2014

Medical emergency definition improved.
2015

2015

Ban on live dismemberment abortion.

This law passed but is not in effect yet as it is held up in court.

2016

2016

Title X government funding again redirected to full-service health clinics instead of abortion clinics.
2017

2017

Abortion clinics required to give each abortion patient the following information about the doctor who will perform her abortion: state of residency, year medical degree obtained, any negative actions by the Board of Healing Arts, status of hospital admitting privileges, date employment by this clinic began, etc.
2018

2018

Adoption Protection Act protects the rights of faith-based agencies to choose to work with couples who follow particular beliefs about marriage and the family.
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