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ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri v. Praeger

ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri v. Praeger

Federal court challenge to a Kansas law that prohibits insurance coverage of abortion and abortion-related services. In September 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas denied a motion for preliminary injunction. In March 2012, the court denied a motion to dismiss and allowed the lawsuit to go forward. Final Outcome: In January 2013, the court ruled that the law was not enacted for the illegitimate purpose of infringing on a woman’s right to abortion. (See the law here. See the 2011 court opinion here. See the 2013 court opinion here.)