The bill would extend the amount of time between a woman’s doctor visit and her procedure to 72 hours. Missouri now has a 24-hour waiting period.
The bill endorsed by the House Health Care Policy Committee would align Missouri with Utah and South Dakota as the only states with 3-day waiting periods.
An abortion facility in Missouri would need to be inspected at least four times annually under a newly proposed measure in the state House.
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has been called to be a national leader on moral issues, comparing past anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery.
Republican State Senator David Sater of Cassville suggests two additional days.
Two weeks after Republicans who control the state Assembly voted to create anti-abortion license plates that say “Choose Life,” Democrats have introduced a proposal to create plates that say “Support Planned Parenthood.”
Now a Sedgwick County judge is deciding whether to dismiss the case after hearing oral arguments Tuesday in a legal battle that pits the safety of abortion providers against the civil rights of protesters.
A federal judge in Kansas has refused to temporarily block a new state law requiring that abortion provider websites link to a state site with information the providers dispute.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they’re ending the life of a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
Nixon has a month to either sign or veto the legislation.