Kansas' Gov. Brownback Signs First-in-Nation Simon's LawBy 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.
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.
- 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.
Subscribe to our monthly email, Life Light, for guidance from God's Word on life and family issues. Enjoy articles, Q&As, devotions and resources designed for you - delivered right to your inbox.
Would a friend, relative, or acquaintance find a particular page or article useful? Fill out the form below to send it to a friend!
Please fill out the small form below to leave a comment or suggestion about the page you were just visiting. Any and all feedback is appreciated! Your feedback will help make our website even better.