TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas House members have rejected an attempt to narrow the scope of a bill designed to prevent the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax breaks.
The House rejected an amendment on a voice vote during a debate Friday to eliminate any provisions in the bill dealing with tax laws. It was offered by Rep. Judy Loganbill, a Wichita Democrat and abortion rights supporter.
The House is expected to vote on the bill Friday.
The measure would prevent individual income tax filers from including abortion expenses when claiming a deduction for medical costs.
It also would declare abortions are illegal if they're performed only because a woman doesn't like the gender of the fetus. It prohibits public school courses in human sexuality from using materials from groups providing abortions.