Kansas House debating anti-abortion measure

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.

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6 years ago

Just goes to show you that the anti-abortion (not pro-life anymore) brownshirts will go to any lengths in their war on women.

Don't have to worry about The Guv vetoing this useless law.

kansanjayhawk 6 years ago

This is a war to protect unborn women who are being targeted in sex selection abortions that are legal in our State. No child should be aborted merely because of it's sex. Little boys and girls are being dismembered in our State and thank God that our Legislature has finally decided to act to the max. extent allowed under current Supreme Court rulings!

JayhawkFan1985 6 years ago

You're making this up. No American parent is going to abort a fetus for gender selection. It is uncool to make stuff up.

jayhawks911 6 years ago

While worrying over this bill they talk about bring back smoking to public assembly areas. Right to life and early demise

kansanjayhawk 6 years ago

notice that the smoking bill was side tracked.

4getabouit 6 years ago

Could we please get a budget. What a bunch of dimwits.

4getabouit 6 years ago

Could we please get a budget. What a bunch of dimwits.

kansanjayhawk 6 years ago

Just because you do not agree with their political position does not make them "dimwits"! Perhaps the liberals on this site might consider debating the issues and the specifics rather than engaging in name-calling!

Katara 6 years ago

Perhaps the pro-life extremists such as yourself might consider debating the issues with actual facts and truth.

kansanjayhawk 6 years ago

Abortion is the brutal violation of the human rights of unborn children! We need to end this brutality and bring back justice to our State and the way we can do that is to pass law like this that will outlaw the practice of sex-selection abortion which is perfectly legal in Kansas at this time! While our legislators have many issues to deal with it is high time that we do all that we can to limit abortion under the current rulings of the SCOTUS.

Katara 6 years ago

I'm willing to bet that your lack of knowledge of basic biology keeps you from realizing that your statement about sex-selection abortion is bunk.

Kevin Haislip 6 years ago

what do a bunch of men know about abortion? fools.

Patricia Davis 6 years ago

Abortion is legal in this country. It is time for all of us with brains to take back Kansas from this jihadd.

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