Governor Brownback discusses budget, abortion, other issues

Gov. Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss many topics, including new appointments, security of Kansans, increased inspections on clinics and Kansas education and job growth.

Brownback called for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to investigate whether tissue from aborted fetuses is being sold commercially in violation of state and federal laws.

The Republican governor acted after anti-abortion activists released two secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials outside Kansas discussing how they provide fetal tissue for research. State and federal law allow tissue to be donated with a patient’s consent.

Brownback also discussed a State Board of Education decision to allow unlicensed teachers to work in six districts to ease teacher shortages.

After about 10 minutes, he took questions from reporters on a range of topics, including education and the Kansas budget.

Video breakdown by topic:

Brownback talks about new appointments and protecting Kansans

Brownback calls on Kansas Board of Healing Arts to investigate practice of selling fetus tissue.

Brownback discusses licensing of teachers in Kansas classrooms and education funding.

Brownback talks about Kansas economy and job growth

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