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Kansas | In the News

Kansas' Move To Defund Planned Parenthood Curbs Health Care Access for Low-Income Residents
Many health care services for low-income residents in Kansas have been cut following the state's move to defund Planned Parenthood, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Man Who Brought Explosive Device, Knives to Kan. Abortion Clinic Arrested
Kansas law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a man who brought an explosive device to a Wichita abortion clinic has been arrested, CNN/WVTM reports.

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"Anti-Abortion Activists Trying To Pretend Women in Texas No Longer Have Right To Choose," (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 8/9); "Planned Parenthood Investigations Uncovering No Wrongdoing," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 8/6); "I Had an Abortion at Planned Parenthood -- and I'm Not Ashamed," (Rhiannon, Salon, 8/10).

More States Call for Investigations into Planned Parenthood
More states have called for investigations into Planned Parenthood following the videos' release, CQ News reports.

Kansas Antiabortion-Rights Activist Must Face Trial Over Letter Threatening Abortion Provider
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled an antiabortion-rights activist in Kansas must face trial over a threatening letter she sent to an abortion provider, overturning a lower court ruling that deemed the letter an expression of free speech, AP/Miami Herald reports.

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Kansas | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Kansas.

Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Inc. v. Templeton
Federal court challenge to provisions of a Kansas law, HB 2253, that require abortion providers to post a link on their website to a government site that contains the government's viewpoint on abortion and to post scripted text endorsing the government's message.

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.

Hodes & Nauser v. Moser
Federal court challenge to temporary regulations and licensing process adopted and implemented by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri v. Brownback
Challenge to a Kansas law eliminating Title X funding for women's health clinics that provide abortion care.

Hodes & Nauser v. Moser
Challenge in state court to Kansas regulatory scheme that would prevent the provision of abortion services in any medical establishment not licensed as an abortion facility, even where prompt termination of pregnancy is needed to prevent serious harm to the woman's health.

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A. v. Schmidt
State court challenge to the provisions of a Kansas law, HB 2253, which limit the medical emergency exception in Kansas abortion restriction laws.

Kansas | More Information

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