The Heartbeat Bill {Kansas Pro-Life Advocate}

Dear friends,

I am working on Pro-Life Legislation that needs your IMMEDIATE help. In fact we are working on such a tight deadline that I need you to read this and make your responses before Monday, March 25th at 11am.

I have been asked to testify before committee in Topeka this Tuesday March 26th along with four others on the Heartbeat Bill. Representative Ed Bideau (Chanute) is a co-sponsor to this bill that is making strides to drastically reduce abortion in Kansas.

The Heartbeat Bill has been crafted nationally by the best attorneys and written to present at the Supreme Court Level. To summarize- this bill would put restriction on abortion after a heartbeat can be detected, which is 8-10 weeks gestation, or abortion providers would face strong legal ramifications. This would save 85% of babies being aborted today!! Please read all the details if you would like at http://www.heartbeatbill.com The attorneys that have written this legislation have crafted it to ultimately pass at the Supreme Court level. Right now we have four pro-life Supreme Court Justices and four pro-choice Justices. “This bill has been designed specifically to satisfy the stated desires of US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy” whom would be the swing vote on such matter. Kansas has been selected as the state in which to introduce the bill as we have a pro-life House, Senate, and Governor, thus the best chance of getting the bill to the Supreme Court.

The five of us that are speaking on Tuesday need prayers. Please pray that we speak profoundly… in a way that opens the eyes to those who may disagree with us. Pray that God directs our words and we speak His words. Pray that this legislation is for the good of our nation and is His will. We also need written testimonies to go along with our presentation.

 

There are two ways you can make your voice heard, but it must be done immediately.

 Option #1 Send Email to Committee Members

Send an email to each of the Representatives on the committee. I have included a sample letter, and some suggestions on how to craft it. I would encourage you not to simply retype this letter, but personalize it in any way you can. Many times they receive many “form” letters that are exactly the same, with only different signatures. That is not very effective. Your email does not have to be long, in fact brief is better, but anything you can put in that personalizes it makes a much stronger statement.

At the end of this email there is a list of each committee member’s email address. You simply need to address your letter to the Chair of the committee, and the members. You only need to compose one letter and (carbon copy) send it to every member.

Here is a sample draft for suggested letter:

PLEASE PERSONALIZE AND DO NOT JUST TYPE THE SUGGESTED DRAFT

 

Representative _________________

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Kansas House of Representatives

RE: HB 2324 – Pro-Life Heartbeat Protection Bill

Dear Representative _____________:

I am (put some information in as to who you are, where you live and what you do. If you are in the Representative’s district, please indicate that) Thank you very much for your dedication to our state and your service in the Kansas House of Representatives.

I am a very strong Pro Life advocate and I am very interested in the Pro-Life Heartbeat Protection Bill

that will come before the House Federal and State Affairs Committee for a hearing. This Bill would prohibit abortion after a detectable heartbeat of the unborn child is present and would end roughly 85% of the abortions occurring in Kansas. It has been drafted by attorneys with legal experience in the appellate courts, including a staff attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice. We feel that it has the best chance of meeting a legal challenge, particularly in the U.S. Supreme Court.

If a doctor can detect a heartbeat then the baby should be protected. Please support HB 2324 in committee and please send the Pro Life Heartbeat Protection Bill on to the full House for action

Sincerely,

Name

Address

City, State Zip

Phone

 

Option #2 Submit Written Testimony to Committee

The next thing you can do that is even more powerful, and very simple to do, is submit written testimony to the committee and have it become a part of the official committee record. Testimony submitted will be placed on the committee desk of every member the day the bill is heard.

To submit written testimony you must get it sent to the committee secretary the day before the hearing, MONDAY, by 11:00, and ask to have it considered as testimony to the committee.

 

ROUGH DRAFT FOR SUGGESTED LETTER

PLEASE PERSONALIZE AND DO NOT JUST TYPE THE SUGGESTED DRAFT

 

WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 2324 – PRO-LIFE HEARTBEAT PROTECTION BILL

 

Chairman Arlen Siegfreid and Committee Members

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Kansas House of Representatives

RE: HB 2324 – Pro-Life Heartbeat Protection Bill

Hon. Chair and Committee Members

I am (put some information in as to who you are, where you live and what you do. I am unable to appear in person before the committee today for the hearing on HB 2324 but I would like to submit my written testimony in support of the bill for consideration by the committee.

I am a very strong Pro Life advocate and I am very interested in this bill. This Bill would prohibit abortion after a detectable heartbeat of the unborn child is present and would end roughly 85% of the abortions occurring in Kansas. It has been drafted by attorneys with legal experience in the appellate courts, including a staff attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice. We feel that it has the best chance of meeting a legal challenge, particularly in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The people of Kansas strongly support heartbeat legislation and in a recent poll a majority of Kansans agree that if a doctor can detect a heartbeat then the baby should be protected. I feel very strongly that when a heartbeat is detected that is clear evidence of a human life and we must act to protect it. This is the right issue, the right time and it is our duty to save these children now.

Please support HB 2324 and please send the Pro Life Heartbeat Protection Bill on to the full House for action.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

City, State Zip

Phone

 

Instructions and details on where to send your testimony:

(I am listing their city/district only for your information)

 

All Written Testimony needs to be in by 11:00 am, Monday,25 March to: Stephen.bainum@house.ks.gov

Mr. Stephen Bainum

Federal & State Committee Secretary

Phone number: 785-368-7166

 

Rep. Concannon (Beloit) susan.concannon@house.ks.gov

Rep. Corbet (Topeka) ken.corbet@house.ks.gov

Rep. Couture-Lovelady (Palco)travis.couture-lovelady@house.ks.gov

Rep. Gandhi (Topeka) shanti.gandhi@house.ks.gov

Rep. Henderson (Kansas City) broderick.henderson@house.ks.gov

Rep. Perry (Mission) emily.perry@house.ks.gov

Rep. Petty (Liberal) reid.petty@house.ks.gov

Rep. Waymaster (Luray) troy.waymaster@house.ks.gov

Rep. Brunk (Wichita) steve.brunk@house.ks.gov

Rep. Campbell (Olathe) larry.campbell@house.ks.gov

Rep. Dove (Bonner Springs) willie.dove@house.ks.gov

Rep. Houser (Columbus) michael.houser@house.ks.gov

Rep. Read (Mound City) marty.read@house.ks.gov

Rep. Rothlisberg (Grandview Plaza) allan.rothlisberg@house.ks.gov

Rep. Siegfreid (Chairman of Committee) (Olathe) arlen.siegfreid@house.ks.gov

Rep. Claeys (Salina) jrclaeys@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ewy (Jetmore) john.ewy@house.ks.gov

Rep. Peterson (KC)michael.peterson@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ruiz (KC) louis.ruiz@house.ks.gov

Rep. Victors (Wichita) ponka-we.victors@house.ks.gov

Rep. Tietze (Topeka) annie.tietze@house.ks.gov

Rep. Montgomery (Olathe) bob.montgomery@house.ks.gov

Rep. Hildabrand (Lake Quivira) brett.hildabrand@house.ks.gov

*Also, please CC these 3 people listed below as well, who will insure that the 30 required hard copies of your testimony are delivered to the Mr. Bainum’s office by 11:00 Monday.

PeteDeGraaf@att.net

mgietzen@sbcglobal.net

margaret@bideau.com

 

Thank you dear friends that have read through this lengthy post and will submit testimony!  Please comment and let me know that you have done so.  I thank you so very much!!!  xo Janalin

 

 

Comments

  1. Samantha says:

    I just emailed my testimony. I sent you a copy over FB along with the email address I sent it to; let me know if I did it right. Prayers for you tomorrow!!

  2. Carolyn Hibbs says:

    Just sent my letter. Thank you for this opportunity! Praying for you tomorrow!

  3. Jenn says:

    Sent mine. And sending my prayers too :)

  4. Denis Drew says:

    How to swing Justice Anthony Kennedy – on Roe v. Wade:

    The latest strategies to overturn Roe v. Wade turn on Roe’s missing explanation for why the life of the fetus is not compelling enough to override Roe’s fundamental privacy. The most quoted, most honest liberal commentators have been saying the same for years.

    Harvard’s Lawrence tribe wrote in his 1973 law review: “One of the most curious things about Roe is that behind its own verbal smokescreen the substantial judgment on which it rests [any substantive valuation of fetal life] is nowhere to be found.” (HLR, Vol. 87:1, p. 7 – Roe offered “no reason at all” why viability should make fetal life compelling either; ibid. p 4)

    A negative claim that the Roe court never explained itself has gotten nowhere with wobbling–on-the-edge justices for 40 years. An undeniable claim that prolife legislation meets Roe’s core test of legitimate abortion prohibitions should be undeniable – at least to Roe’s less than fully committed high court supporters.

    Roe constrained legislatures with a test that is supposed to constrain only judges. The judiciary may not legitimately balance rights versus substantive interests using their personal, controversial judgments of the weight of the opposing interests. Roe ruled that where abortion law is concerned that legislatures are constrained exactly the same way – I will call this a “consensus test.”

    The Roe Court itself could have legitimately adopted the most reasonable and broadly available consensus available on when life begins – I will call this the “medical consensus” – we will get back to that.

    Roe’s core decision was: “In view of all this we do not agree that, by adopting one theory of life, Texas may override the rights of the pregnant woman that are at stake.”

    ” In view of all this …”
    The whole history of abortion practices dating to antiquity;
    reasons, ancient and modern, for prohibiting abortion;
    the discovery of a fundamental constitutional right to bodily privacy;
    places in the Constitution where the word “person” does not include the preborn;
    precedents leaning away from abortion rights, precedents leaning toward;
    Roe’s not very current list of theories of when life may begin – with which we will concern ourselves – but which being mostly theological need no comment:
    conception,
    mediate animation,
    quickening,
    viability,
    birth.

    Roe’s signers would have us believe they (and legislatures) could not tell when life had begun even by four weeks overdue – but would have no trouble at 12 weeks early arrival. Time to apply science – medical science.

    That’s all — almost.

    A couple of other things. One week under a fixed medical consensus line will be 95% the same baby – an undeniably compelling state interest – goodbye consensus test. Last of all: when medical science makes possible removing fetuses temporarily for care and returning those legal persons to the womb to complete gestation, will the courts allow one class of fetuses slave and the other free?

    • Janalin says:

      Thank you Dennis for your comment. You have some compelling evidence. So glad you took the time to read this blog and leave your advice on Kennedy!

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