Kansas lawmakers poised to OK minor abortion changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas House has approved abortion legislation that addresses legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

The House's vote Friday was 112-11. The Senate is expected to approve the bill Saturday and send it to Gov. Sam Brownback.

Abortion opponents have said the bill makes minor changes in existing laws rather than setting new policy. Planned Parenthood officially is neutral on it.

The bill revises a requirement that the home pages of abortion providers' websites link to a state health department site with information about pregnancy and fetal development. Providers would no longer have to say that the state's information is accurate and objective.

The measure also revises language in Kansas laws on medical emergencies in which abortion restrictions are waived.


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