Month: May 2011

Legislature Ends Public Financing of Planned Parenthood, Insurance Coverage of Abortion

May 13, 2011 In the final moments of the 2011 Legislative Session, the Kansas Legislature approved separate bills that would end taxpayer financing of Planned Parenthood and would prevent private insurance companies from offering coverage of abortion as a standard component of health coverage. The restriction on funding for Planned Parenthood was included in the massive annual appropriations bill …

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Senate Declines to Consider Sexually Oriented Business Bill

May 5, 2011 Yesterday the Kansas Senate voted against a procedural motion that would have pulled the Community Defense Act out of committee and forced a vote on it by the full Senate. The Community Defense Act would regulate sexually oriented businesses and prevent them from being built near churches, schools and homes.  After the …

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