This morning, Governor Sam Brownback signed HB 2253, the Pro-life Protections Act, into law. HB 2253 codifies abortion informed consent materials authorized by the state health department, and removes all tax streams that pay for abortion and give tax advantages to abortion businesses.
The informed consent section has an added mandate for the state health department to facilitate medical information access and community support for families facing pre-birth and post-birth diagnoses of Down Syndrome and other conditions.
HB 2253 assures taxpayers are not directly funding abortion or abortion training at the state university, and forbids state discrimination against pro-life citizens and entities. The legislation also includes SB 141, the ban on abortions done solely for the gender of the unborn child.
Abortion supporters have spread much misinformation about this legislation, but the truth is easily accessed by scrolling through posts at the Kansans for Life Blog.
We are grateful to Governor Brownback for his strong leadership and dedication to promoting a culture of life in Kansas.