Kansas Senate Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Senate has approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solely because of the baby's sex.

The vote was 28-10 Friday on a compromise version of the bill reconciling differences with the House, where passage would send the bill to Gov. Sam Brownback.

The House could vote later Friday. Supporters expect the Republican governor to sign the bill.

The measure also declares that life begins ``at fertilization.''

Abortion opponents see that language as a statement of principle, but some critics worry it could have practical implications.

The bill prohibits abortion providers from being involved in public school sex education classes and spells out in more detail what information doctors must provide to patients seeking abortions.

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