Kan. Lawmakers Propose Three Measures To Increase Access to Reproductive Health Care

January 25, 2016 — Kansas House lawmakers on Thursday announced three bills that would help women access abortion care and birth control, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

According to the AP/Bee, one bill would repeal a law limiting abortion coverage in private health plans. The measure also would repeal a law prohibiting women from deducting costs related to abortion care from their state income taxes.

Another measure would repeal a ban on using telemedicine for abortion care. The third bill would encourage the use of long-acting reversible contraception.

According to state Rep. Barbara Bollier (R), the bills have been proposed in response to threats against a woman's right to make her own health care decisions (AP/Sacramento Bee, 1/21).