I am planning to UC this month.
I am not currently living in KS, but I grew up there, my family and my husband's family are there, we have discussed moving back (DH is in the Coast Guard, so it would be after he retires from the service), and at one point, I was considering birthing this child in KS.
I am scared of this bill passing with its current (vague) language. The "intention" of the bill is supposedly to cut down on "dumpster babies", but the phrasing right now does not allow for ONLY that intention. If that truly IS the intention, GREAT, but we need the bill to be re-written in language that will NOT threaten women's birthing choices (which it currently does/could). As the bill stands, there is a great deal of room for interpretation, which is frightening to me!
Anyway, just jumping in here to say that this bill does not currently affect me, but it very possibly could in the future (heck, like I said, I thought about returning to KS to have this babe, and can see that happening in future pregnancies if we're closer to KS). My husband and I have discussed where we would like to be transferred next (for the Coast Guard), and where we would like to "retire" to when he leaves the service. We have both agreed that as long as we are of possible-child-bearing age, we will NOT voluntarily move to a state that will restrict our choices. Sad as it makes me to say, if this bill passes as worded, KS would be out of the running for our choices (sad, b/c like I said, we both grew up there, all our family is there, but I will NOT take the chance of having my reproductive rights taken away).
I've asked my mom (a KS resident) to become active in working for change in this bill, but I don't think she will.
If there's anything else I can do, please let me know. I don't know how much effect my words will have, being a non-resident, but I can try.