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Is Bill Banning 'Sex Selection' Abortions in KS Enforceable?

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Abortion opponents are urging a Kansas Senate Committee to back legislation barring doctors from terminating pregnancies solely because a woman doesn't want a baby of a certain gender.

Monday's hearing by the Public Health and Welfare Committee began a push by anti-abortion groups and legislators for new restrictions on abortion and abortion providers.

The bill on "sex-selection" abortions would make it a misdemeanor the first time a doctor was caught performing such a procedure. Doctors also could face lawsuits from family members of abortion patients.

Proponents of the bill said in other countries, such abortions are usually done to prevent a girl's birth.

No abortion rights groups testified Monday, but National Organization for Women lobbyist Elise Higgins questioned whether such a measure can be enforced.

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