Kansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto Of Abortion Bill

A member of the anti-abortion group, A Moment of Hope, holds a plastic model of a fetus 12 weeks into its development, as part of a gift bag they try to hand out to patients arriving for abortion appointments at a Planned Parenthood clinic, Friday, May 27, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Health care providers in Kansas will now face criminal penalties over the care they provide to a baby delivered during an abortion procedure, after Kansas Republicans and a few Democrats voted to override the veto of Gov. Laura Kelly (D) on Wednesday.
  • The new law, which will take effect in July, requires providers to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence” when caring for an infant delivered during an abortion as a provider would during any other live birth.
  • Violation of the law will be punishable by a felony.