www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita State seeks $31 million for innovation, tech priorities -7/23/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options -7/23/2014, 10:09 AM

County sees savings in insurance, jail vendor contracts -7/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Hutch couple giving new life to printing press -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

Wichita State racial profiling study to be discussed at civil rights conference -7/23/2014, 10:06 AM

Republican, Democratic women gather to meet Docking -7/23/2014, 10:05 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kan. Senate debates ban on sex-selection abortions

Published on -2/19/2013, 7:06 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Senate is taking up a bill that would prohibit doctors from terminating a pregnancy solely because a woman doesn't want a baby of a certain gender.

Senators are scheduled to debate the measure Tuesday afternoon.

The bill would make it a misdemeanor the first time a doctor is convicted of performing a sex-selection abortion and a felony each time afterward. A woman's husband could sue a doctor over such a procedure, as could a parent or guardian of a girl under 18 who had one.

The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee endorsed it last week.

Meanwhile, a House committee plans to have a hearing Wednesday on a bill designed to prevent the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax exemptions or credits.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News