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A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on August 02, 2022 in Merriam, Kansas.

Kansas abortion vote: Why did the pro-life amendment fail?

Aug 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The reason a pro-life amendment — known as the “Value Them Both” amendment — recently failed in Kansas boils down... Read more

Supporters of the Vote Yes to a Constitutional Amendment on Abortion remove signs along 135th Street on Aug. 1, 2022, in Olathe, Kansas.

Post-Roe ‘confusion’ helped defeat Kansas pro-life amendment

Aug 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The pro-life campaign faulted “an onslaught of misinformation from radical left organizations that spent millions of out-of-state dollars to spread... Read more

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Value Them Both: 8 things to know about Kansas’ abortion vote 

Aug 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Voters in Kansas are preparing to vote on a pro-life amendment later this summer. The state will be the first... Read more

Student canvassers from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America visit voters in Olathe, Kan., July 28, 2022.

Kansas pro-lifers counter misinformation on Value Them Both amendment

Aug 1, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Voting on the measure, which is being closely watched outside Kansas by both sides of the abortion debate, is Tuesday,... Read more

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Big-spending abortion backers target Kansas ballot measure, but pro-lifers hope for win

Jul 31, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Backers of the Value Them Both Amendment expect to be outspent but are confident they will prevail at the ballot... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann from the Archdiocese of Kansas City appeared on EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly.

Kansas archbishop: Catholics should counter pro-abortion ‘bullying’ with truth

Jul 27, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

“I think for many of us, it’s been like the Berlin Wall coming down,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann said of Roe... Read more

Mary St. Hilaire, of Wichita, Kansas (left), and Kristina Massa, 22, of Lincoln, Nebraska, at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

First statewide abortion vote after Roe is leaning pro-life, Kansas poll shows

Jul 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A new poll shows that a pro-life amendment on the ballot in Kansas is enjoying a narrow lead. The August... Read more

Kansas high school students Hannah Joerger (left) and Mara Loughman have been knocking on doors and encouraging voters to say yes to the Value Them Both amendment initiative Aug. 2, 2022.

Meet the high school students going door-to-door in defense of life

Jul 18, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hannah Joerger and Mara Loughman are hoping Kansas voters will approve the Value Them Both amendment on Aug. 2.  Read more

The words "My Body My Choice" appear on the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kansas archbishop: Catholic church attacks are ‘un-American’

Jul 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Parish buildings and a statue of the Blessed Mother were “extensively defaced” with red spray paint in an “overt act... Read more

Kansas Capitol.

Kansas governor can't single out churches in COVID rules, judge says

Apr 20, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The Kansas governor’s emergency restrictions on church services wrongly treated religious gatherings more strictly than similar activities, a federal judge... Read more

Governor Laura Kelly delivers her inaugural speech is front of the steps of the Kansas State Capitol building, Jan 2019.

Kansas limits Easter church services to 10 people or less

Apr 9, 2020

The state of Kansas is limiting religious services to no more than ten people for Easter as part of measures... Read more

Kansas Capitol.

Kansas pro-life amendment fails to gain support for ballot placement

Feb 7, 2020

An effort to place a referendum on the Kansas ballot clarifying that abortion is not a constitutional right fell four... Read more

Kansas Capitol.

After 'grotesque' court ruling, Kansas pro-lifers continue push for ballot measure

Jan 13, 2020

Pro-life legislators and advocacy groups in Kansas, joined by the state’s Catholic bishops, are working to send a constitutional amendment... Read more

Kansas Capitol.

Kansas Catholic Conference says Medicaid expansion needs pro-life revisions

Nov 19, 2019

As Kansas considers expanding its Medicaid program, the state’s Catholic conference said its support is contingent upon the establishment of... Read more

The Kansas capitol building.

Kansas lawmakers consider pro-life change to state constitution

Oct 2, 2019

The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the state’s Supreme Court declared it a... Read more

Kansas legislators fail to override veto of abortion pill reversal law

May 2, 2019

By a single vote, the Kansas legislature failed to override a governor’s veto of a bill requiring doctors who administer... Read more

Competitors in the 2018 International Pancake Race from Liberal, Kansas, pose afterwards. Courtesy photo.

Fat Tuesday pancake race: People flip out to show off their skill-ets

Mar 4, 2019

By Perry West

Fat Tuesday celebrations have included parades, carnivals, and parties. But have you ever heard of a pancake race?    Read more

Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka.

Kansas judge strikes down ban on 'telemedicine' abortions

Jan 2, 2019

District Judge Franklin Theis ruled Dec. 30 that the new law was legally unenforceable and could not go into effect.  Read more

With US adoption needs high, Kansas looks to restrict religious agencies

Nov 10, 2018

The incoming governor of Kansas is looking for a way to avoid enforcing a religious freedom law protecting adoption agencies... Read more