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Kansas House panel postpones vote on abortion bill

February 20, 2012, 10:03 a.m. Updated February 20, 2012, 2:21 p.m.

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— A Kansas House committee has postponed its vote on a bill aimed at preventing the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax credits or deductions.

Chairman Steve Brunk said he cancelled Monday's meeting of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee to give members more time to draft possible amendments.

Brunk, a Bel Aire Republican, expects a vote next week. The committee's approval would send the bill to the full House.

The bill also rewrites the state's informed consent law, requiring doctors to provide certain information before terminating a woman's pregnancy. It would require doctors to allow patients to hear a fetal heartbeat.

The measure also would prohibit schools from incorporating materials from groups that provide abortions into classes on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases.

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jayhawxrok 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm so sick of the religious right, their American Taliban hypocrisy is disgusting.

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Enlightenment 2 years, 1 month ago

What's next, will rape victims be required to marry their rapist?

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 1 month ago

I had this thought and put it on another thread but... Say that these old white men succeed in outlawing both abortion and contraception and the only means of control over her body left to women is the proverbial "keeping her legs closed" (aka the "aspirin" form of birth control). Ok, what's going to happen to men when women actually start doing that? How are men going to respond? State sanctioned and legal rape? Really, guys, think about it. Deny women access and they just might deny you access. You may just have a bigger dog to hunt in this than you think.

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Agnostick 2 years, 1 month ago

The never-ending volley occurring towards the top of the thread, once again, exemplifies the sheer idiocy of arguing about "when life begins." The only logical conclusion to that debate... is to avoid the debate altogether. Once the debate commences, there is already a woman with something growing inside her that she does not want, and/or is not ready for.

"We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/28/us/politics/28text-obama.html?pagewanted=all

What is so difficult about taking steps in that direction?

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ksjayhawk74 2 years, 1 month ago

Is it possible that the Kansas GOP learned something from how badly defunding Planned Parenthood went for the Susan G Komen foundation?

Nah!!!!! They're probably trying to decide if they should add the portion that outlaws contraception in Kansas now, or wait till Rick Santorum gets in office. Then it will be a lot easier because Santorum has said he would give states the right to ban contraception.

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Kyle Chandler 2 years, 1 month ago

Obviously FalseHope has just outed the PROLIFE movement as just wanting to keep these fetuses for eating!!

No wonder hard line conservatives and faux liberals dont want these fetuses ripening, i mean really, who wants to pay for their dinner to LIVE! PRO LIFE!!! RA RA RA

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weiser 2 years, 1 month ago

When they eventually figure out if a child will be a homosexual, and people start aborting those fetus......Will you still be pro death?

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FalseHopeNoChange 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm looking for some eagle eggs to eat. Since they are a "developing fetus," they must be legal to eat. I got some turkey eggs. They are big. But I want some eagle eggs.

Anyone know of a nest I can rob?

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Gary Anderson 2 years, 1 month ago

I have long ago decided to stop arguing with conservatives on the topic of abortion. I love to discuss my feelings with liberals and progressives. Conservatives have little ground to stand on when it come to this topic. Those that scream loudest against abortion are also those screaming loudest against child welfare. I have adopted children that likely would have been aborted had I not stepped forward...I personally know few if any conservatives that have done the same.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 1 month ago

If this bill progresses as written you can be pretty well assured there will be a Constitutional challenge on denial of right to due process because of section 10 (a section steadfastly ignored by the state's entire press). http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/measures/documents/hb2598_00_0000.pdf As caughtinthemiddle advised, call write or e-mail your legislators. If you're really feeling froggy, attach this to your e-mail. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/i-am-a-woman/politics/2012/02/19/35015 They might pause for about 30 seconds of thought before going about their business. If you're really feeling radical, join the planned march on Washington April 28th. https://www.facebook.com/groups/300397393356744/

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blindrabbit 2 years, 1 month ago

Talk about a detriment to enticing any high tech growth industry to Brownbeckistan. We're becoming no-different from the Olde South.

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William Weissbeck 2 years, 1 month ago

So it's legal to teach "creationism," but not legal to mention the name Planned Parenthood.

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Jonathan Fox 2 years, 1 month ago

Feel free to move to another state. God forbid the majority of Kansas does what it legislatively chooses to do.

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Hooligan_016 2 years, 1 month ago

"The measure also would prohibit schools from incorporating materials for any group that provides abortion services into classes that deal with human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases."

God forbid (haha), we actually educate/train people about sexual health. I hate this state so much.

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Greg Cooper 2 years, 1 month ago

Here we go, Kansas. Do we relinquish control to this ultra-right legislature or do we call, write, and email all our legislators to let them know we aren't sheep to the Brownback/Koch religious/business bloc? It's our choice: women's bodies are sacred or they fall prey to these people. Choose, and choose wisely and soon.

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