‘‘Every taxpayer will be able to know with certainty that their money is not being used for abortion,’’ Pilcher-Cook said.
But Jordan Goldberg, state advocacy counsel for the New York City-based Center for Reproductive Rights, called the tax provisions ‘‘appalling and discriminatory.’’
‘‘It’s probably, if not definitely unconstitutional, and it’s incredibly mean-spirited,’’ she said.
The anti-abortion legislation is HB 2253.
Associated Press Writer Maria Fisher in Kansas City, Mo., also contributed to this report. Follow John Hanna on Twitter at www.twitter.com/apjdhanna