Governor Brownback Signs Fetal Pain, Parental Consent Bills Into Law

Yesterday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback ceremonially signed two landmark bills into law, marking a turning point in Kansas’ approach to regulating abortion.  The two bills will require minors to obtain parental consent before obtaining an abortion, and will prohibit most abortions after 22 weeks gestation based on the ability of unborn children to feel pain.  The parental consent bill also contained several provisions vetoed in past years by previous governors.  Archbishop Naumann was present at the signing ceremony in Topeka.