Protecting Human Life

It is the unchanging, and unchangeable, teaching of the Catholic Church that human life is intrinsically valuable and should be protected from conception to natural death. The issues of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and assisted suicide have a special claim on the consciences of faithful Catholics. It is the solemn obligation of all Catholics to work for the day when the most vulnerable among us enjoy the full and equal protection of the law, and the loving care of society.

2012 Statement: Kansas Bishops on Religious Freedom, Conscience and the Sanctity of Human Life

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Bishops Applaud Reinstatement of “Mexico City Policy”

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in The Issues

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March for Life in Topeka: Monday, January 23

January 21, 2017 | Posted in The Issues

11:00 AM — Mass at the Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) 12:30 PM — March from TPAC to the Capitol Building 12:45 PM — Rally for Life on the south steps of the Capitol Read More >>

Kansas Bishops’ Statement on the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

June 30, 2016 | Posted in The Issues

Kansas Bishops’ Statement on the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Decision June 30, 2016 Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and to meet the same health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.  Forty-three years after Roe […] Read More >>

State Court Blocks New Dismemberment Abortion Law

June 25, 2015 | , | Posted in The Issues

Judge Larry Hendricks has blocked a new law passed by the Kansas Legislature that bans brutal dismemberment abortions.  The attorney general of Kansas called the ruling “unprecedented.”  The Kansans for Life Blog describes the situation here. Read More >>

Governor Signs Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

April 7, 2015 | , , | Posted in The Issues

When Governor Brownback signed SB 95 this morning, Kansas become the first state in the country to ban dismemberment abortions, a brutal procedure in which an unborn child is torn limb from limb.  This procedure is typically used on unborn children that are 3-5 months along in a pregnancy.  There are roughly 600 dismemberment abortions […] Read More >>

Bishop Brungardt on Defending Life

September 12, 2014 | , , , | Posted in The Issues


Governor Signs Two Pro-Life Bills Into Law

April 22, 2013 | Posted in The Issues

Governor Sam Brownback has signed two important Pro-Life bills into law. The Pro-Life Protections Act prevents any state funds from being used for abortion, bans abortions that are based solely on the gender of the unborn child, and declares that the life of each human being begins at fertilization. A second bill bans “wrongful birth” […] Read More >>