Kansas | In the News

More states reject funding for comprehensive sexuality education
A growing number of states are opting against federal funding for evidence-based sexuality education while still accepting money for abstinence-only curricula, Governing reports.

Kan. abortion providers prepare for full week of abortion-rights opponents surrounding clinics
Law enforcement and abortion providers in Wichita, Kansas, are preparing for abortion-rights opponents' plans to come to Wichita from all over the United States for a large-scale antiabortion-rights week of action spanning July 16 through July 23, the Wichita Eagle reports.

Federal judge blocks Kan. from cutting Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts, funding
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Kansas may not cut Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, Reuters reports.

Texas abortion providers evaluate reopening after SCOTUS ruling; decision could be used to strike down TRAP laws elsewhere
Texas providers who are interested in reopening facilities that closed under the law are determining how to proceed in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, which struck down contested provisions of Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the New York Times reports.

Kan. submits filings in case challenging move to cut Planned Parenthood from Medicaid
Kansas on Monday revised its approach to cutting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program, the AP/Sacramento Bee 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.

Hodes & Nauser et al. v. Schmidt & Howe
State court challenge to a Kansas law banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester.

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.

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.

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.

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