Kansas | In the News

Kan. officials appeal ruling against abortion ban; state lawmaker seeks amendment saying state constitution does not protect abo
Kansas officials on Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that blocked a law (SB 95) banning a certain abortion procedure and ruled that the state constitution protects abortion rights, KCUR 89.3 reports.

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Kan. Appeals Court Upholds Block on Law Banning Certain Abortion Procedure
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday ruled 7-7 to uphold a lower court ruling that keeps a ban (SB 95) on a certain abortion procedure from taking effect, the New York Times reports.

Kan. Lawmakers Propose Three Measures To Increase Access to Reproductive Health Care
Kansas House lawmakers on Thursday announced three bills that would help women access abortion care and birth control, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Kan. Medical Board Declines To Take Action Against Planned Parenthood
The Kansas medical board will not take action against a Planned Parenthood facility after the board investigated and found no evidence that the organization engaged in improper fetal tissue donation, 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.

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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