Please someone explain Kansas' abortion legislation to me?

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    It exempts doctors from facing malpractice lawsuits for withholding information in order to stop a woman from getting an abortion? Even if withholding the information puts the woman's life at risk? Is that accurate?



    Please someone explain the details to me. So far all I'm seeing is leftwing commentary on it. I'd like someone on the right to explain their perspective on this.




    As a Republican I've tried to assure people that even if many on the right are pro-life (edit: anti-abortion) they wouldn't actually succeed in passing extreme legislation, such as something which endangered women's lives.

    I can't talk that talk anymore.



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    Since I neglected to read that particular bill, I cannot tell you if it is accurate since you did not provide a link to the legislation.
     
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    I haven't found a link to the bill. Supposedly even the governor hasn't read it yet but says he'll sign it. I have a HuffPo link but I'm tired of people saying they won't address the facts because my link is from HP. Hence my invitation for someone who is already familiar with the facts from an acceptable source to explain their understanding.


    The HP link does say that if the woman actually dies the family can file a wrongful death suit. But it sounds like the family is out of luck if she merely comes close to death or merely suffers permanent injury.
     
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    I have not found anything which says a doctor can withhold information which might cause the mother to abort.

    However, numbers (5), (6), and (7) seems to contradict that claim:

    The doctor is required by this law to tell the mother the risks of NOT aborting, in writing.

    Still looking.
     
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    On page 17:

     
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    Ahhhhh...

    I believe I have found the section they are talking about:

    That's on page 3.

    My Google-Fu is strong! :lol:
     

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