Wichita, KS—The House voted this morning, 88 to 31 (with 6 not voting) on the passage of H Sub SB 313, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
“There are problematic elements of this bill that could have unknown and vast consequences across the state. There are tax code implications for the residents and business owners of Kansas that are yet to be seen,” explained Julie Burkhart, Founder and Executive Director of Trust Women.
“Additionally, the bill requires physicians, essentially, to lie to patients, telling women that abortion causes breast cancer, which is a non-scientifically proven statement,” Burkhart continued, “Access to scientifically accurate sex education will also be diminished, women will be provided a false guarantee of financial support, and we will see blatant state-level government intrusion, dictating what products the private insurance business can and cannot sell.”
Another troubling aspect of H Sub SB 313 is suppression of pregnancy related information and the protection of doctors who purposefully omit sharing information about a genetic defect or condition that might cause a baby to die shortly after birth because the physician fears that a woman might terminate her pregnancy.
“The Kansas Legislature has, once again, overreached. Women are half of this state; we are mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and must be able to make the best decisions for our health and our families. To do that, however, we need all of the information—something H Sub SB 313 would prevent, serving only to place women in harm’s way,” concluded Burkhart.