Kansas | In the News

Kan. gov. signs bill to bar midwives from providing abortion care
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Friday signed into law a bill (HB 2615) that explicitly prohibits midwives from providing abortion care, including administering medication abortion, AP/WIBW reports.

Jury finds abortion-rights opponent did not threaten physician with letter
A jury on Friday found that an abortion-rights opponent who sent a letter to a Kansas-based physician suggesting someone might place explosives under the physician's car was not trying to intimidate the physician, the AP/Washington Post reports.

Planned Parenthood sues Kan. over decision to cut Medicaid contract
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Kansas' decision to cut the organization from the state's Medicaid program, Reuters reports.

Jury hears opening statements in case against Kan. antiabortion-rights activist
A jury on Tuesday heard opening statements in a lawsuit filed against an abortion-rights opponent in Kansas who sent a threatening letter to a Wichita-based physician, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Kan. passes bill to cut Planned Parenthood funding
Kansas lawmakers on Sunday passed a measure (SB 248) that would restrict Planned Parenthood from receiving federal family planning funding from the state, 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.

Kansas | More Information

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