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Kansas | In the News

Featured Blog
"The Abortion Restriction That's Too Extreme for Most Pro-Lifers" (Thomson-Deveaux, American Prospect, 4/15).

Featured Blogs
"It's Time To Pass the NY Women's Equality Act, Tenth Point Included," (Ruoff, Huffington Post blogs, 4/11); "While One State Wants To Criminalize 'Bad' Pregnant People, Another Goes After 'Bad' Mothers," (Marty, Care2, 4/11); "America's Abortion-Free Zone Grows," (Marty, Daily Beast, 4/14); "Is Preventing Surrogacy Feminist? No, It's Anti-Choice," (Matson, RH Reality Check, 4/11).

Featured Blog: 'AL HB31: Where Saving a Woman's Life Becomes a Question of Conscience'
An Alabama bill "would allow the entire hospital staff, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, counselors, and social workers, to refuse to provide medical care in situations that would 'violate their conscience,'" Feministe reports.

Kan. Legislature Avoids Debate on Abortion Ban Bill, Advances Smaller Measure
The Kansas Legislature has approved a bill (SB 448) that would make technical changes to existing antiabortion-rights laws, avoiding a more contentious debate this year over a bill (HB 2324) that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, the AP/Kansas City Star reports.

Reopened Wichita Clinic Serves 1,500 Patients in First Year
The South Wind Women's Center, which opened last year at a facility formerly run by murdered abortion provider George Tiller, has served about 1,500 patients and performed 1,200 abortions during its first year of operation, the AP/Wichita Eagle 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
Challenge to a Kansas law restricting Title X funding to 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.

Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Inc. v. Templeton
Federal court challenge to provisions of a Kansas law which requires 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
Challenge to a law that prohibits insurance coverage of abortion and abortion-related services.

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

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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