In June, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. But the lawsuit that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed on June 20 isn't about the freedom to perform abortions. It’s about freedom of speech.
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that is aimed at removing any state subsidies for abortion, even tax credits or exemptions.
Much of the debate focused on part of the bill that prohibits employees of an abortion provider from teaching sex education in schools. But it was written so broadly that a parent who works for an abortion provider wouldn't be allowed to volunteer in the classroom for any purpose.
Allan Rothlisberg, a Republican from Grandview Plaza, was in favor of the measure.
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.