On Tuesday, the Kansas House debated SCR 1606, a resolution that's sole purpose is to condemn a New York law protecting access to abortion. The resolution does nothing to change Kansas law and is more about anti-abortion groups scoring political points at women’s expense.
Debate on the resolution lasted nearly three hours, with House Democrats offering many amendments. Their message was clear: The legislature needs to stay out of women’s personal medical decisions and focus on the issues that matter most to Kansans, like expanding Medicaid and fully funding public schools. Ultimately, SCR 1606 passed 85-38 –– a reminder that too many Kansas politicians are willing to play politics with our health care. Take action now to respond to your representative’s decision on SCR 1606.
Also on Tuesday, the House Health and Human Services Committee advanced HB 2274, which would require physicians to tell their patients about an experimental treatment called abortion pill “reversal.” There is no scientific or medical evidence that proves that reversing a medication abortion is possible. Because there have been no clinical trials, there is no scientific evidence that this practice is effective or safe for patients.
At Planned Parenthood, we believe that patients deserve access to compassionate, evidence-based health care, not politically motivated misinformation. Urge your representative to vote NO on HB 2274.
It’s up to us to hold our legislators accountable as the session continues. Thank you for supporting Planned Parenthood, Kansas women, and their families.
See you in the field,
Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing
Decisions about abortion don't belong in the hands of lawmakers, Kansas City Star
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