Kansas may soon have a law in place stating that life begins at fertilization and that "unborn children have interests in life, health, and well-being that should be protected."
The statehouse passed the bill Thursday and the state senate has promised to vote on it quickly.
Kansas lawmakers approved the bill just one day after rejecting an amendment to the state's late-term abortion ban. The amendment would have allowed abortions after 22 weeks for adults and minors without written parental notification in cases of rape and incest.
The HB 2253 bill aids in protecting children and educating abortion seekers. It also includes several measures to prevent tax dollars from being spent on abortion, including:
- A ban on tax breaks for abortionists.
- Barring the use of sex education materials affiliated with abortion providers like Planned Parenthood in public schools.
- Disallowing the use of taxpayer funded time or resources by student doctors at state schools performing abortions.
- Requiring full disclosure by abortionists, forcing them to present additional warnings to patients, i.e., the procedure has been linked to breast cancer.