Personhood Amendment Co-Sponsors (2015-16 Legislative Terms)

First row: Rep. Steven Anthimides, Wichita; Rep. Tony Barton, Leavenworth; Rep. John Bradford, Lansing; Rep. Steve Brunk, Wichita; Rep. Will Carpenter, Eldorado; Rep. Lonnie Clark, Junction City  Second row: Rep. Ken Corbet, Topeka; Rep. Dennis Hedke, Wichita; Rep. Pete Degraaf, Mulvane; Rep. Willie Dove, Bonner Springs; Rep. John Ewy, Jetmore; Rep. Randy Garber, Sabetha  Third row: Rep. Mario Goico, Wichita; Rep. Ron Highland, Wamego; Rep. Kyle Hoffman, Coldwater; Rep. Steve Huebert, Valley Center; Rep. Becky Hutchins, Holton; Rep. Mark Hutton, Wichita  Fourth row: Rep. Kevin Jones, Wellsville; Rep. Mike Kiegerl, Olathe; Rep. Connie O’Brien, Tongenoxie; Rep. Janice Pauls, Hutchinson; Rep. Virgil Peck, Jr., Tyro; Rep. Randy Powell, Olathe  Fifth row: Rep. Martin Read, Mound City; Rep. Marc Rhoades, Newton; Rep. Joseph Scapa, Wichita; Rep. Joe Seiwert, Pretty Prairie; Rep. Jack Thimesch, Cunningham

Endorsements for Personhood Kansas

Donna Lippoldt

Donna Lippoldt

Director, Culture Shield Network

Human life starts at the beginning of our biological development, and all human beings should be afforded the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

Todd Carter

Todd Carter

Pastor, Pathway Church, Wichita

The advancement of a Personhood Amendment to the Kansas State Constitution provides protection to the unborn child and the often unsupported mother at critical points in their lives. As a church we are committed to provide care for children and parents as part of a future vision when abortion will be a sad, but distant memory for America.

Philip Benham

Philip Benham

National Director, Operation Save America

I am excited about what you are doing, and I enthusiastically support the efforts of all of the people in Kansas to recognize the little preborn boys and girls as “persons” with the same rights guaranteed to all Kansas citizens.

Walter Hoye II

Walter Hoye II

Reverend; President, California Civil Rights Foundation

I believe all human beings are due equal protection under the law. Personhood Kansas understands this and is working towards the day when all human beings are protected by both love and law. This is why Personhood Kansas has my full support.

Robert Rotola, Sr.

Robert Rotola, Sr.

Pastor, Word of Life Church, Wichita

Now is an opportune time to pursue a Personhood Amendment in Kansas as recent national events have once again renewed public dialogue regarding abortion in this country. We were born for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14) I encourage everyone who is pro-life to support the Personhood Amendment.

Rebecca Kiessling

Rebecca Kiessling

National Spokeswoman, Personhood USA

When you can say you are pro-life without exeption, it's like saying, 'I get it--you matter. Yours was a life worth saving!' Now, I hope you'll go forth and do the same for others by supporting the Kansas Personhood Amendment. Let's get this done.

John Seiler, Jr.

John Seiler, Jr.

President, Right to Life of Kansas

We fully and wholeheartedly support Personhood Kansas in their endeavor to get a personhood amendment adopted protecting all human lives from their biological beginning until their natural death. May the Holy Spirit guide them along the way.

Mark Gietzen

Mark Gietzen

President, The Kansas Coalition for Life

Personhood is about accepting reality. Everyone who has had basic biology knows that an unborn child is, from day-one, a human being. Everyone except some members of the judiciary knows that all human beings are indeed persons. Personhood Kansas is all about bringing Kansas law in line with reality.

Jeff Isaacs

Jeff Isaacs

Pastor, Riverlawn Christian Church, Wichita

The agenda of Personhood Kansas honors the right to life in a way that does honor God. As Christians we are called to have a loving voice that supports the unborn child. I think all Christians, who live according to God’s Word, should sign the petition for Personhood Kansas to help support pro-life legislation in our state.

Amy Hogan

Amy Hogan

Physician, Salina

There was a time when children were considered a supreme blessing of a marriage rather than a burden to society. No baby should be a benchmark or luxury or right. Every child must be loved, cherished, and nurtured from the moment of conception. One need not have a lot of money to raise a child, only true love. Love for the whole human race will bring us back and redeem our lives from the pit. The Personhood movement will help us remember how to love one another.

Troy Newman

Troy Newman

President, Operation Rescue

Biology, medicine, science, philosophy, and ethics all point to the undeniable fact that once a human egg and seed unite, the one-celled entity becomes a unique person. The Supreme Court of the United States recognized the flaw in their argument — that once personhood could be proven, Roe V. Wade disintegrates. Operation Rescue has fought for two decades to restore the full rights and personhood to every pre-born child. Operation Rescue applauds all those who echo these efforts.

 

"I believe the choice is clear. Killing an innocent human being is always

wrong - whether or not those in authority give consent,

and whether or not someone stands to benefit."

− Sen. Brownback

"Any country that accepts abortion,

is not teaching its people to love,

but to use violence to get what it wants."

− Mother Teresa

"In my 36 years in pediatric surgery,

I've never known of one instance where the child had to be

aborted to save a mother's life."

− C. Everett Koop, Former US Surgeon General