Pro-Life Activities
Office of Respect Life and Social Justice

Pro-Life wins during the regular session of the 2024 Legislative Session.  Thank you to all who reached out to their Legislators!

THE KANSAS CULTURE OF LIFE TAX PACKAGE IS NOW LAW!
Passage of HB 2465, the “Life Affirming Tax Package,” is a big step forward. Donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRC’s) and Maternity Homes can now qualify for a generous (70%) tax credit. PRC’s and Maternity Homes helping women with unplanned pregnancies will no longer have to pay sales taxes on the diapers, baby formula and other items they purchase for the benefit of the moms and babies. Couples seeking to adopt a child will now get more financial help with tax credits for the expense of adoption. There is now a new tax-friendly Adoption Savings Account provision in Kansas law.

FINANCIAL HELP FOR PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS AND MATERNITY HOMES
The Pregnancy Compassion Act allocates $2 million in grants for another year to qualifying PRC’s and Maternity Homes in Kansas that they can use to help women with unplanned pregnancies.

ABORTION COERCION IS NOW A CRIME
A peer reviewed study by the Lozier Institute revealed a “hidden epidemic” where close to 70% of women who have had an abortion felt coerced in some way. Now with the passage of HB 2436, abortion coercion is a crime in Kansas. This legislation will help allow women with unplanned pregnancies to make their own choice without pressure, and we hope the choice is life!

BETTER ABORTION DATA = MORE SAVED LIVES
Why do women make the decision to have an abortion? This is a complex and complicated issue. The passage of HB 2749 is designed to help provide better answers. This new Abortion Reporting Law will require the abortionist to ask each woman why they are having an abortion. Women may decline to answer, but it is hoped this information will allow social service agencies, policymakers and others the information and data they need, so programs and policies can be established to better serve women with unplanned pregnancies.  Also under this new law, data reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will be required twice a year on specific timelines.


First Saturday Rosary
The First Saturday Rosary at Trust Women abortion facility (5107 E. Kellogg Dr.) will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 1.

Project Rachel Ministry
Project Rachel Ministry will be offering a healing Bible study for women this summer.  Beginning in June, the group will meet in Wichita on Monday evenings, 6:00-7:30 to accompany one another on the healing journey through SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion.  In the workbook, author Sheila Harper shares her personal experience of the emotional pain and suffering of past abortion and offers a helpful guide in finding healing from the wounds of the past.  The ten session study will begin on June 3 and meet on alternate weeks throughout the summer.  The confidential group is offered free of charge and is available to women of all faiths.  For more information or to register contact Stephanie Nemechek 316-269-HOPE (4673) or [email protected] .

Sidewalk Advocates for Life-Pittsburg
A Sidewalk Advocates for Life training will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Guadalupe Hall (117 E. 10th Street, Pittsburg, Ks) on Wednesday, June 12, 9:30-3:30.  Planned Parenthood has announced that they will begin providing abortion services in Pittsburg.  The Sidewalk Advocates for Life training will provide information and resources to help equip volunteers to offer life-affirming alternatives to abortion.  Sidewalk Advocates for Life promotes a compassionate, peaceful, prayerful style of advocacy at abortion facilities.  All materials and lunch will be provided.  To register, contact Stephanie Nemechek (316) 677-0327 or [email protected] .