Kansas House Advances Anti-Abortion Measure

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill designed to keep the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax breaks.

Friday's vote advances the measure to final action, expected Monday. The House has a strong anti-abortion majority, so the measure is likely to pass and go to the Senate.

The bill would prohibit Kansas taxpayers from including abortion expenses among personal deductions for medical care. Other provisions would block tax breaks for abortion providers.

The measure would also declare abortions illegal if they're performed only because a woman doesn't like the gender of the fetus.

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