Kansas Lawmaker Accuses Med Center Of Breaking Deal

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ An influential Kansas House member is accusing the University of Kansas Medical Center of going back on a deal on abortion.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer made the allegation Friday during debate on a bill barring state employees from performing abortions on state time or property.

Officials of the Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., had opposed the ban. Kinzer says the center agreed to a compromise that would let its residents perform abortions off-site and on their time for the next year.

Kinzer says the center has now reversed course by arguing to make the exception permanent.

A spokeswoman for the Medical Center says the school wants to ensure that its obstetrics and gynecology program remains accredited.

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