Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed controversial legislation limiting abortions into law Tuesday.
The bill requires doctors to get written permission from parents before performing an abortion on a minor.
On Friday, Brownback signed the pre-viability abortion ban. That bill tightens restrictions on abortions after 22 weeks. It’s based on disputed claims that a fetus can feel pain after the 21st week of pregnancy.
Brownback is a strong opponent of abortion. He's called on legislators to create what he calls a "culture of life."
Critics say these bills point out Brownback's misguided priorities. A Planned Parenthood spokesperson said Brownback and other extremists in the legislature relentlessly pursue legislation aimed at limiting access to health care while ignoring the state's real concerns.