TOPEKA | Anti-abortion legislators are pushing a proposal to allow lawsuits against doctors over legally questionable late-term abortions.
Three senators and three House members met today to negotiate a new version of legislation that rewrites state laws dealing with late-term abortions.
They had been focusing on increasing requirements for doctors to report information to the state about late-term abortions.
But the House's lead negotiator, Republican Rep. Melvin Neufeld of Ingalls, also proposed reviving provisions to allow a woman — or her family — to sue a doctor if there was evidence that her late-term abortion violated the law.
Such provisions were included last year in a broader bill vetoed by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who questioned whether it was constitutional.