Kansas Senate Approves Proposed Ban on Abortion Procedure

February 23, 2015

(ABC News) – A national group’s push to outlaw an abortion procedure and redefine it as “dismemberment” advanced Friday in Kansas, with the state Senate’s approval of what could become the nation’s first ban of the practice. The bill approved on a 31-9 vote is model legislation drafted by the National Right to Life Committee as part of its long-running efforts to restrict abortion incrementally. The group first unveiled the proposal in Kansas last month, but similar legislation is pending in other states, including Missouri and Oklahoma.