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Kansas House gives 1st round approval to abortion ‘reversal’ bill

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The House of Representatives chamber of the Kansas Statehouse is pictured July 23, 2014 in Topeka.

TOPEKA — A bill requiring health care providers to tell women that some medically-induced abortions can be reversed received first-round approval from the Kansas House.

The House passed the bill on voice vote Monday after nearly two hours of debate.

The Kansas City Star reports the issue involves medical abortions, which involve women to take two pills. The proposed bill would require patients be given notice that an abortion can be stopped if a doctor intervenes before the second medication is taken.

Opponents say the “reversal” method is scientifically unproven and controversial in the medical industry.

Proponents say the method is a viable option and women should know about all of their choices.

After a final vote Tuesday, the bill is expected to head to the Senate.

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