Kansas Senate debating abortion bill on April 1. (John Hanna/AP), John Hanna


Kansas Legislature Passes Sweeping Abortion Bill

Decrees life begins at “fertilization,” bans sex-based abortions and blocks tax breaks for abortion doctors.

Just a week after North Dakota's lawmakers approved a package of sweeping anti-abortion measures, Kansas is making its own mark. The state's legislature passed a bill Friday night that includes a declaration that life begins “at fertilization,” a ban on sex-based abortion, and also blocks tax breaks for abortion providers. The bill was approved by the state House of Representatives, 90-30, just hours after it passed through the Senate, 28-10. Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign the measure, which would likely take effect in July. 

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