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KS House Committee Approves Abortion Bill

Statehouse 4 Flickr photo by Jimmy Emerson(Flickr Photo by Jimmy Emerson) A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that would remove any state subsidies for abortion, even through tax credits or exemptions. Much of the debate today (THUR) focused on part of the bill that prohibits employees of an abortion provider from teaching sex education in schools. But it was written so broadly that a parent who works for an abortion provider wouldn't be allowed to volunteer in the classroom for any purpose. Allan Rothlisberg, a Republican from Grandview Plaza, was in favor of the measure.

The committee eventually amended the bill so people employed by an abortion provider could become school volunteers, but would not be allowed to work for a school district or teach any sex ed courses. The full Kansas House will now consider the legislation.

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