Hearing under way on bill that would restrict abortion after 22 weeks

Members of the Kansas House’s Federal and State Affairs committee are hearing testimony this afternoon about a bill that would restrict abortions after 22 weeks except in certain medical situations involving the mother.

Proponents of the bill say fetuses can feel pain at that stage of development.

Supporters of the bill are testifying today. Opponents will testify Thursday.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri say the bill is unconstitutional.