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Unique Bill Will Allow Pregnant Women To Claim Child Support

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A bill in Kansas, known as Senate Bill 425, aims to recognize the personhood of unborn children and enable pregnant women to seek child support for medical and pregnancy-related expenses from the moment of conception.

The bill, introduced by State Sen. Renee Erickson, has garnered support from pro-life groups, who believe it could reduce the number of abortions by providing financial assistance to pregnant women.

However, abortion activists criticize the bill, viewing it as a strategy to introduce anti-abortion laws and expressing concerns about its potential impact on abortion access in Kansas.

Brittany Jones, director of policy and engagement for Kansas Family Voice, said, “We believe that every life is valuable and that every woman should be surrounded by a system of support during her pregnancy.”

Mackenzie Haddix, a spokeswoman for Kansans for Life, added, “Overall, no woman should ever feel that abortion is her only option.”

Taylor Morton of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes, said, “This is a tactic that is used to make it easier to enact anti-abortion laws down the road.”

“It is in direct opposition to broad public support for abortion access in Kansas. Furthermore, you know, the lack of clarity in this bill really makes it unworkable,” warned Morton.

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