2013 Legislative Session
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Wed April 3, 2013

Kansas Senate Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Legislation

Senators passed sweeping abortion legislation Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse.
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The Kansas Senate has approved new restrictions on abortion providers.

Senators voted 29-11 Tuesday on a bill blocking tax breaks for clinics that provide abortions.

The legislation also keeps groups affiliated with abortion from furnishing materials or instructors for sex education classes in public schools.

The measure also spells out in greater detail which information doctors must provide to patients before performing abortions-- including information about a now-debunked potential link between abortion and breast cancer.

The House approved the legislation last month. Senators made some technical changes that House members must examine and approve before the measure can go to Gov. Brownback.