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Kansas' Gov. Brownback Signs First-in-Nation Simon's Law

By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life
NRL News Today - April 7, 2017

Appreciative parents, legislators and pro-life /pro-family advocates surrounded Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this morning as he formally signed Simon’s Law.

Kansas pro-life legislators surround the Crosier family (at left: Samuel, Sean, Sheryl, Scott, and Sabella), immediately behind Gov. Brownback is Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook, Sen. Jacob LaTurner (lead sponsor), and KFL legislative director Kathy Ostrowski. To the right are Ann & Frank Barnes, whose daughter Megan, like Simon Crosier, was the victim of a secret DNR order.

Kansas pro-life legislators surround the Crosier family (at left: Samuel, Sean, Sheryl, Scott, and Sabella), immediately behind Gov. Brownback is Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook, Sen. Jacob LaTurner (lead sponsor), and KFL legislative director Kathy Ostrowski. To the right are Ann & Frank Barnes, whose daughter Megan, like Simon Crosier, was the victim of a secret DNR order.

Simon’s Law passed the Kansas Senate 29-9 on March 16 and the House by 121-3 on March 31. The victory culminated a grassroots campaign among families whose children with chromosomal disorders were denied life-saving care.

Simon’s Law is a very significant pro-life measure in the area of selectively “rationed” care and medical discrimination against children with life-limiting diagnoses.

Simon’s Law:

  • validates both the medical advisory role and parental rights;
  • ends “secret” DNRs based on “quality of life” judgments;
  • buttresses dignity for children with disabilities;
  • exposes policies denying life-saving care; and
  • combats erosion of the Sanctity of Life ethic in our culture.

Full article at NRL News Today


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