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Kansas House Passes Bill Restricting Abortion Providers' Funding, Access To Schools

The state House has given final approval to a bill that restricts funding, access to schools, and further regulates abortion providers.

House bill 2253 passed on a 92-31 vote Wednesday and now heads to the Senate. Republican leaders there are promising their chamber will now consider the bill quickly.

The bill would prevent groups providing abortions from receiving tax exemptions or credits that go to other nonprofit groups or health care providers. It would also keep women who claim income tax deductions for medical expenses from including the cost of abortion services.

The legislation also prohibits groups affiliated with abortion services such as Planned Parenthood from furnishing materials or instructors for sex education classes in  public schools.