Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Unborn Civil Rights bill (SB 142) passed the House tonight 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 Kansas University 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.
More to come...