University of Kansas Medical Center to start stem cell research; Lawmakers pass bill to reduce telecom regulations; Opponents see abortion bill as a new threat to choice in Kansas.
Kan. Lawmakers Approve Adult Stem Cell Center
Kansas lawmakers have approved a bill that would require the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center to promote research and use of adult stem cells, cord blood and related stem cell therapies.
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.
Wichita and Sedgwick County election results are in; Anti-abortion legislation passes in Senate; Drug testing bill ready for Gov's signature; Ogallala Aquifer group to meet; Prison art on display at Statehouse.
Close Races For Wichita City Council, School Board
Wichita and Sedgwick county elections were held Tuesday. Wichita saw close races in for both City Council and School Board.
Abortion-rights advocates consider the bill on the chamber's Tuesday agenda the biggest threat to abortion services proposed in the 2013 Kansas legislature.
Supporters contend the measure will lessen the state's entanglement with a procedure that many residents find objectionable.
The bill would prevent groups that provide abortions from receiving tax exemptions or credits that go to other nonprofit groups or health care providers. It would also bar women who claim income tax deductions for medical expenses from including the cost of abortion services.