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The Kansas Legislature meets January through May.

As bills with implications for the protection of innocent human life are proposed, KFL will post here describing them. We will post updates as bills move through the processes of the Kansas State Legislature.

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Child support beginning at conception: House Bill 2653/Senate Bill 425  addresses some of the financial concerns pregnant women face by allowing her to collect up to 40 more weeks of child support from the father of the preborn child. The bill has been heard in both the Senate Judiciary and House Federal & State Affairs Committees.

Improve KDHE Abortion Reporting: House Bill 2749 would require abortion statistics be reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) by abortionists twice a year and be released by the KDHE within 30 days of the end of each reporting period. It would also improve the quality of state data by requiring KDHE collect information regarding the reasons why women choose abortion. The bill was heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee and awaits a hearing in the Senate.

Alternatives to Abortion Program Funding: This bill would maintain $2M in funding towards the newly-established Alternatives to Abortion Program passed last year with bipartisan support. The program directly helps Pregnancy Resource Centers and Maternity Homes across Kansas.

Ultrasound Safety Act: Senate Bill 528/House Bill 2814 would require ultrasound prior to an abortion and ensure women can view the sonagram image of their preborn baby, if they choose, and receive a copy at no cost. The bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate and awaits a hearing.

Protect Women from Coerced Abortions: Senate Bill 527/House Bill 2813 would institute penalties against those who coerce women into having abortions. The bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate and awaits a hearing.