Kansas House Sends Anti-Abortion Bill To Senate

KSCB News - May 8, 2012 8:21 am

The Kansas House has approved 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 was adopted by an 88-31 vote on Monday in the House. It

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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