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Kansas | In the News

Planned Parenthood Drops Federal Challenge to Kan. Antiabortion-Rights Law
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on Friday announced it dropped a federal lawsuit challenging a Kansas law (HR 2253) that requires abortion providers to include a link to state information about fetal development and abortion on their websites, the AP/U-T San Diego reports.

Kan. Board To Reconsider Revoked Medical License of Former Tiller Colleague
Kansas' medical board has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 11 to consider whether to reinstate the medical license of physician Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who has been accused by abortion-rights opponents of violating a state law, the AP/Washington Times reports.

Murder Conviction Upheld for Man Who Killed Abortion Provider Tiller in 2009
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of the man who shot abortion provider George Tiller to death in 2009, but the court ordered a resentencing by a lower court because of a technical issue, Reuters reports.

Report: States' Abortion Restrictions Tied to Worse Health Outcomes for Women, Children
States that have enacted more abortion restrictions tend to fare worse on women and children's health outcomes and have fewer policies in place that support their health and well-being, according to a report released Wednesday by Ibis Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Huffington Post reports.

Abortion Clinics Expect More Obstacles for Patients From Mo. 72-Hour Mandatory Delay
Officials at the only abortion clinic in Missouri and those from neighboring states anticipate increased barriers for women seeking abortions after enactment of a new state law (HR 1307) requiring a 72-hour mandatory delay before the procedure, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 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.

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.

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.

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.

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