New Anti-Abortion Bill Passes Kan. House

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House has approved a bill sought by anti-abortion groups to rewrite the state's law on late-term abortions.

The vote was 82-43 Friday. The bill would impose new reporting requirements on providers and allow patients and others to sue them over potentially illegal late-term abortions.

Supporters hoped the Senate also would pass the bill by Friday, before legislators began their annual spring break.

The bill says doctors performing late-term abortions must give detailed medical reasons for them in reports to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Also, if a woman or girl came to believe her late-term abortion was illegal, she, her husband or parents could sue the doctor for damages.

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