Kansas Constitutional Restrictions on Taxpayer Funding for Abortions (HB 2318)
This law was last updated on Feb 14, 2019
HB 2318 would prohibit the state from funding or promoting abortions.
The bill claims that appropriating such funds would constitute an endorsement of the religion of secular humanism and conflict with the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The bill would prohibit the state from awarding public money to an entity that performs abortions or otherwise facilitates the entity’s ability to perform abortion, including without limitation:
- Shared administrative costs;
- Employee salaries;
- Rent utilities; and
- Various other payments.
The legislative findings claim the following:
WHEREAS, Many taxpayers, who are non-observers to the religion of secular humanism, object to their tax dollars being spent to enable abortions, because such appropriations coercively cause them to violate their conscience by forcing them to indirectly endorse non-secular acts that they consider to be immoral and offensive; and
WHEREAS, Some taxpayers in Kansas consider abortions to be modern-day child sacrifice conducted on the altar of convenience, which is a practice that is non-secular and controversial.
The bill claims that abortion clinics “tend to erode community standards of decency by encouraging promiscuity and normalizing false permission-giving beliefs about sex.”
Based on model legislation drafted by Chris Sevier, who is known for filing anti-LGBTQ stunt lawsuits.
2/13/19 – Introduced.