TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Legislature has officially revived a bill that requires physicians to tell women that a drug-induced abortion can be reversed.
The Senate voted 29-11 to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of House Bill 2264 on Thursday. The House voted to override the Governor’s veto 84-40 on Wednesday.
The proposal enacts the “No Patient Left Alone Act” to allow in-person visitation to certain patients at hospitals, adult care homes and hospice facilities and established a patient’s bill of rights.
“Women’s deserve the right to know if they choose to reverse their medical abortions,” said Rep. Bill Clifford, a Republican from Garden City, who carried the bill, during debates in the House.
However, Democrats argue that there is “uncertain science behind it.”
“These types of bills are going to drive providers out of our state because it’s state-mandated misinformation,” said Rep. Melissa Oropeza, D-Kansas City.