Kansas Governor Signs Technical Abortion Changes

By: AP (posted by Victoria Calderon)
By: AP (posted by Victoria Calderon)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

Brownback announced his action on Friday. The changes take effect next week.

Abortion opponents have said the bill makes minor changes in existing laws without setting new policy. Planned Parenthood remained neutral on it.

The bill revises a requirement that the home pages of abortion providers' websites link to a state health department site about pregnancy and fetal development. Providers would no longer have to post a statement that the state's information is accurate and objective.

The measure also revises language in Kansas laws on medical emergencies in which abortion restrictions are waived.

Brownback, who is a practicing Roman Catholic, says the bill affirms "the sanctity of human life at all stages.''


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