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HB 2218 - Abortion Requirements - Key Vote

Kansas Key Votes

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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 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 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

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