Kansas | In the News

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.

Federal judge hears arguments in challenge to Kan. effort to defund Planned Parenthood
A federal judge on Tuesday heard arguments in a case challenging Kansas' decision to cut Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, the AP/Washington Post reports.

Women increasingly travel out-of-state to access abortion care
Amid a surge of antiabortion-rights laws and clinic closures in the "abortion desert" between Florida and New Mexico and up into the Midwest, women increasingly are forced to travel to other states to access abortion care, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Local Planned Parenthood affiliates to merge into Great Plains regional organization
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on Wednesday announced plans to merge with the organization's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new clinic, the AP/Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

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.

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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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