Kansas lawmakers expand year’s biggest abortion bill

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are expanding a sweeping anti-abortion bill by adding language making it illegal to end a pregnancy solely because of the gender of the fetus.

House and Senate negotiators agreed Wednesday on the final, compromise version of the anti-abortion bill. Both chambers could vote on their compromise Thursday.

The Senate previously approved a separate bill banning sex-selection abortions. The House has not, but it has a solid anti-abortion majority.

Other differences between the chambers were technical.

The compromise measure would block tax breaks for abortion providers and prohibit their involvement in public school sex education classes. It also spells out in more detail what information doctors must provide to patients before performing abortions.

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