Former Secretary of State brings international perspective and national attention to KFL Effort
Overland Park, KS – May 7, 2021 – Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined Kansans for Life (KFL) and pro-life supporters at two events on May 4 and 5, 2021. The events were held in Overland Park and Wichita, Kansas, bringing together over 1,300 committed defenders of life.
The former Secretary’s presence at the events signals his and others’ high-level support for the pro-life movement in Kansas as it redoubles efforts to spread word of the looming danger posed by an unlimited abortion industry in the state due to recent court decisions.
At the events, Kansans for Life presented a special award to Pompeo, “for heroic service in defense of mothers and their preborn babies across the world,” in recognition of his many efforts to uphold human rights and the dignity of women in foreign countries while in Congress, as Director of the CIA and at the United Nations as Secretary of State. As part of the Trump administration, Pompeo helped to enforce the policies barring U.S. tax dollars from being used to fund abortions in foreign countries.
The events also featured internationally recognized expert Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, who has studied China’s abortion policies for over 40 years.
Mosher spoke about Pompeo’s worldwide pro-life accomplishments and presented his award.
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the most pro-life Secretary of State in American history,” said Mosher, “and the Trump administration was the most pro-life administration in history due, in no small part, to Mike Pompeo’s influence.”
Mosher noted the parallels between extreme abortion practices in human rights abusing nation-states, such as China, and the similar threat of an unlimited abortion industry now pushing its way into Kansas, just like it has in New York.
According to Mosher, “China is one of only seven countries in the world to allow abortions after 20 weeks. Unless Kansas voters pass the VALUE THEM BOTH Amendment on August 2, 2022, Kansas abortion policies could soon look more like China’s, with late term and even state-funded abortions.”
Pompeo received the honor and offered praise for Kansans for Life.
“Kansans for Life is the state’s most powerful and respected voice on life issues,” said Secretary Pompeo, “Their long line of accomplishments and successes prove KFL is the voice we need for the pro-life battles ahead. Each of you needs to redouble your efforts to support KFL, without whose support it is unlikely I would have become a Congressman, CIA Director or Secretary of State. KFL endorsed me in my first race and was a core part of my success.”
“If we all devote ourselves to this important cause to protect every life, I am confident that 20, 40 and 60 years from now America will reflect well on us, and our Republic will still stand. There will be many happy lives in the world that would not have been here without your work and that of Kansans for Life.”
The Banquets were emceed by talk radio host Pete Mundo in Kansas City and KFL Board President Mary Wilkinson in Wichita. The events also included comments from clergy from various denominations, state representative Susan Humphries, consulting Executive Director Mary Kay Culp and KFL Executive Director Peter Northcott.
“Having pro-life warriors like Mike Pompeo and Steven Mosher partner with KFL shows why the world is watching Kansas as we take the abortion industry head on,” said KFL President Mary Wilkinson. “They encouraged Kansans to go all in with our effort and we could not be more thrilled with the response.”
Kansans for Life hosted the banquets as an annual fundraising event to support the ongoing work of the organization. Last year’s event featured former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
Kansans for Life is a nonprofit advocacy and educational organization dedicated to protecting and defending the right to life of all innocent humans from the moment of conception to natural death. We strive to protect the preborn and their mothers, the medically fragile and the elderly.