UPDATE: Kansas House Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Kansas House has given final approval to a bill blocking tax breaks for abortion providers and prohibiting public schools from using sex education instruction from abortion providers.

The 92-31 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate. The Republican-dominated House has an anti-abortion majority, so the measure had been expected to pass.

Senate GOP leaders are promising their chamber will consider the bill quickly.

The bill would prevent groups providing abortions from receiving tax exemptions or credits that go to other nonprofit groups or health care providers. It would also prevent women who claim income tax deductions for medical expenses from including the cost of abortion services.

The legislation also prohibits abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood from furnishing materials or instructors for sex education classes in schools.


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