Kansas Senate Passes Health Care Conscience Bill 23-16

The Kansas Senate has sent conscience protection legislation to Governor Brownback’s desk, which he is expected to sign.  The bill will protect health care providers from being discriminated against if they refuse to provide — or refer for — drugs and devices they reasonably believe could cause an abortion.  Find your state senator here and see how he or she voted:

Yeas: Abrams, Apple, Bruce, Donovan, Emler, Kelsey, King, Longbine, Love, Lynn, Masterson, McGinn, Merrick, Morris, Olson, Ostmeyer, Petersen, Pilcher-Cook, Pyle, A. Schmidt, Taddiken, Umbarger, Wagle.

Nays: Brungardt, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Haley, Hensley, Holland, Huntington, Kelly, Kultala, Marshall, Owens, Reitz, V. Schmidt, Schodorf, Teichman, Vratil.

Absent or Not Voting: Steineger.