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Kansas | In the News

Judge Rejects Two Motions Filed in Resentencing Case for Man Who Killed Abortion Provider
Sedgwick County, Kan., District Court Judge Warren Wilbert has rejected two motions filed on behalf of Scott Roeder, the man who shot abortion provider George Tiller, in his resentencing case, the Wichita Eagle reports.

Full Kan. Court of Appeals Will Review Challenge to Abortion Restriction
All 14 judges of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear a challenge on a state law (SB 95) that would prohibit physicians from performing a certain type of abortion procedure, the AP/Greenwich Time reports.

Former Kansas AG Sues State Supreme Court Over Suspended Law License
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (R) on Sunday filed a lawsuit against the Kansas Supreme Court, alleging the court acted arbitrarily and unconstitutionally when it suspended his license in 2013, the Kansas City Star reports.

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit To Block Ala. Medicaid Cuts
Planned Parenthood Southeast in August filed a lawsuit in federal court to block Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) decision to cut Medicaid funding for the organization, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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.

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Kansas | In the Courts

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

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

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

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.

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.

Kansas | More Information

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