HB 2333--
Session of 1997
By Representatives O'Connor, Ballou, Bradley, Carmody, Dahl, Dono- van, Faber, Farmer, Flower, Freeborn, Gilmore, Hayzlett, Henry, Hutchins, Jennison, Kejr, Phill Kline, Larkin, Lloyd, P.Long, Mason, Mollenkamp, Morrison, Myers, Neufeld, O'Neal,
Powell, Powers, Presta, Swenson, Thimesch, Toplikar, Vickrey, Vining and Wilk

13 AN ACT prohibiting certain abortions; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65- 14 6703 and repealing the existing section. 15 16 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 17 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-6703 is hereby amended to read as 18 follows: 65-6703. (a) No person shall perform or induce an abortion when 19 the fetus is viable unless such person is a physician and has a documented 20 referral from another physician not financially associated with the phy- 21 sician performing or inducing the abortion and both physicians determine 22 that: (1) The abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant 23 woman; or (2) the fetus is affected by a severe or life-threatening defor- 24 mity or abnormality. 25 (b) No person shall perform or induce an abortion by amnioinfusion 26 with a saline solution. 27 (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a right to an 28 abortion. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, a person shall 29 not perform an abortion that is prohibited by law. 30 (b) (d) Violation of this section is a class A person misdemeanor. 31 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 65-6703 is hereby repealed. 32 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its 33 publication in the Kansas register.