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25 Kansas Lawmakers Endorse Anti-Abortion Personhood Amendment

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Lawmakers in Kansas are hoping to add another anti-abortion bill to their long list of laws that aim to restrict women’s access to the procedure. Today, 25 House members endorsed a personhood amendment to the constitution that would, if passed by legislators in the 2012 session and approved by voters in November, prohibit abortions by giving legal status to a fetus and limit the availability of certain forms of birth control. Conservatives in at least 12 states are pursuing similar initiatives, even after the unexpected defeat of a personhood amendment in Mississippi.