Abortion debate in Kansas shifts to funding
The U.S. abortion debate is shifting to funding as states take control of policy making. Liberal cities and states are funding efforts to provide access to abortion, while states led by Republicans are seeking new ways to financially support centers that discourage it. Just months after Kansas voters affirmed abortion rights in an August vote, the state's Republican-controlled Legislature is considering millions of dollars in state funds for such centers and millions more in income tax credits to their donors. Supporters say the effort to financially support the centers shows the anti-abortion movement is facing women's and families' social and financial needs. Critics say the efforts fall short of what's necessary.