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House Committee Approves Bill That Keeps Abortion Services Out of Public Schools

A Kansas House committee approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill today. 

The Federal and State Affairs Committee approved House Bill 2253, which prevents groups that provide abortion services from being involved in the state's public schools. The measure also aims to keep the state from subsidizing abortions--even indirectly--through tax exemptions or credits.

HB 2253 would also prevent abortion providers from distributing information for schools' sex education courses. Additionally, no school employee or educational service provider could provide abortion services.

Grandview Plaza Republican Allan Rothlisberg wanted to go further and ban abortion providers or their employees from even volunteering at public schools, but his fellow committee members didn't endorse the idea. 

The committee's voice vote sends the measure to the entire House for debate.