Kansas Bill Banning “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuits Heads to Brownback

State   |   Kathy Ostrowski   |   Mar 27, 2013   |   1:33PM   |   Topeka, KS

The Unborn Civil Rights bill (SB 142) passed the House yesterday by a vote of 89-33. This bill bans ‘wrongful birth and wrongful life’ lawsuits that claim a disabled child should have been aborted.
The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center (SB 199) also passed the House, by a vote of 90-32. This unique center will
  • increase treatments of patients in Kansas and the region using non-embryonic (adult and umbilical cord) sources,
  • process and multiply stem cells for wider use in clinical trials,
  • create collaboration between KU and VIa Christi Hospitals in these endeavors, and
  • become a global educational clearinghouse for stem cell clinical trials and research.

Also, a resolution commending pregnancy assistance centers in Kansas and the nation, HCR 1606, passed the House 122-0.

Three pro-life measures may yet see action next week, after the Easter recess: the Pro-Life Protections Act, the sex selection abortion ban and the grand jury improvement bill.



LifeNews.com Note: Kathy Ostrowski is the legislative director for Kansans for Life, a statewide pro-life group.