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Crisis Pregnancy Funding in Stronger Position Than Past Years

The Catholic News Agency recently took a look at Kansas’ Stan Clark Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative, which provides women facing challenging pregnancies with a support system, including counseling on alternatives to abortion.  Catholic Charities is the primary provider of these critically important services that help women, often low-income, choose life. Read More >>

Kansas Catholic Conference Testifies on Behalf of Crisis Pregnancy Program

February 11, 2011 | , , , , , | Posted in News/Updates

Thursday, the Kansas Catholic Conference testified on behalf of the Stan Clark Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative, which provides women facing challenging pregnancies with a support system, including counseling on alternatives to abortion.  Catholic Charities is the primary provider of these critically important services that help women, often low-income, choose life.  The program has come under attack […] Read More >>

Crisis Pregnancy Program Has New Life

Kansas has a lone state-funded crisis pregnancy program: the “Stan Clark Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative.”  It is allocated only a pittance compared to other state programs, yet the return on the very small investment is huge: there are children alive today because their mothers found the support they needed at a difficult time, when others were […] Read More >>

Budget Priority: The Vulnerable

The Kansas Catholic Conference has sent a letter to Governor-Elect Brownback describing its budget priorities for the coming year.  In the letter, the Conference urges the governor to protect those programs that serve the neediest among us.  The letter also describes the Conference’s support for crisis pregnancy assistance and strong opposition to taxpayer funding for […] Read More >>

Governor Uses Veto to Restore Funding for Planned Parenthood

May 28, 2010 | , , | Posted in News/Updates

Governor Parkinson has used his line-item veto power to reject an amendment to the state budget that would have defunded Planned Parenthood.  The amendment, added to the budget by Pro-Life legislators, would have prevented Planned Parenthood from being eligible for the over $300,000 in Title X federal family planning funding it currently receives from the […] Read More >>

Budget Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood on the Way to Governor

May 12, 2010 | , , | Posted in News/Updates

The Kansas Senate has approved the long-awaited budget bill, which now goes to Governor Mark Parkinson for signature.  Included in that bill is language that prevents Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, from receiving federal family planning dollars which pass through the state.  That language is subject to the governor’s line-item veto power, and […] Read More >>

Social Services Budget Escapes Traumatic Cuts

May 12, 2010 | , | Posted in News/Updates

The Kansas Legislature has finished its work for 2010, adjourning Tuesday after having sent Governor Parkinson a budget and tax legislation that was the source of lengthy debate. In the end, the Legislature was able to avoid making the deep cuts to social services that many had feared.  An earlier 10% reduction in Medicaid provider […] Read More >>