Month: April 2011

House Approves Community Defense Act Regulating Sex Shops

April 29, 2011 The Kansas House voted 96-23 in favor of the Community Defense Act, legislation that would apply time, place, and manner restrictions on sexually oriented businesses.  Included in the bill is language preventing such establishments from building within 1000 feet of churches, schools, parks, and homes.  Statewide regulation is necessary because smaller communities …

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics, on Its Way to Governor

April 27, 2011 This afternoon the Kansas Senate approved legislation that would regulate the abortion industry in Kansas.  Among other changes, the bill would give Kansas the nation’s strongest ultrasound law and would prevent the use of telemedicine or “webcam” abortions. The vote was 24-15.  Find your state senator here and see below how he or she voted: Yeas:  Abrams, …

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Governor Brownback Signs Fetal Pain, Parental Consent Bills Into Law

April 13, 2011 Yesterday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback ceremonially signed two landmark billsinto law, marking a turning point in Kansas’ approach to regulating abortion.  The two bills will require minors to obtain parental consent before obtaining an abortion, and will prohibit most abortions after 22 weeks gestation based on the ability of unborn children to feel pain.  The parental …

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