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KS House Committee Takes Testimony on Abortion Bill

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A Kansas House committee held hearings today (WED) on a bill that would put new restrictions on abortion in Kansas. The bill would prevent the state from subsidizing abortions, even indirectly through tax credits and exemptions. The bill also states that life begins at conception. Michael Schuttloffel (SHUT-law-full), with the Kansas Catholic Conference, applauded that part of the bill.

Elise Higgins, with the Kansas National Organization for Women, says that including the life-begins-at-conception statement could lay the groundwork for an outright ban on all abortions in Kansas if the Supreme Court overturns or reinterprets Roe v. Wade, the case that made abortion legal in the U.S.

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A committee in the Kansas House heard testimony from supporters and opponents of a bill putting new restrictions on abortion in Kansas. The bill is aimed at preventing the state from subsidizing abortions, even indirectly through tax credits and exemptions. It also states that life begins at conception. Elise Higgins, with the Kansas National Organization for Women, says that could become very important if the Supreme Court overturns or reinterprets Roe v. Wade, the case that made abortion legal in the U.S.

Michael Schuttloffel (SHUT-law-full), with the Kansas Catholic Conference, applauded that part of the bill, saying it would protect and preserve life.

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