11 states charging hard against abortion

Numerous governors are promoting new limits on abortion – or have already signed legislation. Here’s a rundown:

6. Kansas: Life begins at fertilization, under new state law

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks at the State Capitol in Topeka, Kan., earlier this month.

On April 20, 2013, Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed legislation stating that life begins at fertilization. The law also prohibits abortion clinic employees from teaching sex education in schools; requires clinics to give women information about fetal development and the alleged health risks connected to abortion; bans tax credits for abortion services; and prohibits abortion based on the fetus’s gender.

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