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Kansas abortion providers face new rule after veto overriden


AP Political Writer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health care providers could face criminal charges over accusations about their care of newborns delivered during certain abortion procedures. That’s because the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of new legislation. The new law takes effect July 1 and will require that heath care providers render the same care that a “reasonably diligent and conscientious” provider would with other live births. Violating the law will be a felony, punishable up to a year’s probation for a first-time offender. Abortion opponents cast it as a matter of decency. But critics see the law as an attempt to sow confusion and fear about abortion.

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