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HB 2218 - Abortion Requirements - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Abortion Requirements

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (94-28) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (24-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Requirements

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the abortion of a "pain-capable unborn child" unless the abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman, or if a continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Defines a "pain-capable unborn child" as a fetus that has reached the gestational age of 22 weeks (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that "bodily function" does not include mental or emotional functions (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (91-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions on fetuses that can feel pain.

Highlights:
  • Defines a "pain-capable unborn child" as a fetus that has reached the gestational age of 22 weeks (Sec. 2). 
  • Specifies that no person shall perform an abortion or induce an abortion on a pain-capable unborn child unless the abortion is necessary, as documented by 2 physicians, and in the following instances (Sec. 3):
    • To preserve the pregnant woman's life; or 
    • If the continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Requirements

Sponsors

  • Tom Arpke (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Billinger (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benny L. Boman (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony R. Brown (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven 'Steve' Brunk (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry L. Calloway (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Owen Donohoe (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rocky Fund (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mario Goico (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jana Taylor Goodman (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terri Lois Gregory (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amanda Grosserode (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis E. Hedke (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Henry (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Hermanson (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brett M. Hildabrand (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mitch Holmes (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Howell (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • S. Mike Kiegerl (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lance Y. Kinzer (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marvin G. Kleeb (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Forrest J. Knox (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brenda Landwehr (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peggy L. Mast (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe McLeland (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kelly R. Meigs (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Reynaldo R. Mesa (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Montgomery (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie R. O'Brien (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charlotte O'Hara (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill C. Otto (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Patton (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil Peck Jr. (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marc Rhoades (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Rubin (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Scapa (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Schwab (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen H. Siegfreid (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gregory A. 'Greg' Smith (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Suellentrop (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian A. Weber (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vincent M. 'Vince' Wetta (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Wolf (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
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