KCUR News
2:42 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Bill to Restirct Late Abortions Filed in KS House

Topeka, KS – A bill filed in the Kansas House would remove an exemption from the state's ban on late abortions.

The mental health of the mother is one of the exemptions allowed under the late-term abortion ban.

Representative Steve Huebert, a Valley Center Republican, believes that reason is being overused. Huebert authored the legislation. He says the bill passed the House last year, but wasn't taken up in the Senate.

"I believe we can pretty quickly, because it's already passed this chamber in the past, get something over to them and hopefully get the Senate to look at that issue, too," Huebert says.

With a Republican governor in office, Huebert is hoping the bill will get more traction this session. He believes if it passes, it will be challenged in the courts.