Kansas House Taking Final Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House expects to pass a bill designed to prevent the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax breaks, but the measure's future in the Senate appears uncertain.

The bill up for final action Monday in the House would prohibit Kansas taxpayers from claiming abortion expenses under a deduction for medical costs when filing their income taxes.

It also would deny tax breaks to abortion providers, such as an exemption to the sales tax that nonprofit groups claim when purchasing goods. The measure also prohibits state employees from performing abortions on state property or state time.

The House has a strong anti-abortion majority. Abortion opponents also appear to have a majority in the Senate, but that chamber hasn't reviewed the legislation.

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