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Kansas | In the News

One of Four Remaining Abortion Clinics in Kan. Closes
A Kansas reproductive health center that provided abortions closed on Saturday after its physician and manager both retired, leaving only three abortion clinics in the state, the AP/Lawrence Journal-World reports.

Kan. Appeals Court Rejects Case Over Doctor Who Provided Referrals for Tiller
The Kansas Court of Appeals has dismissed a request from the state medical board and let stand a lower court's order that the board review its 2012 decision to revoke the medical license of physician Ann Kristin Neuhaus, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports

Featured Blogs
"Reflections on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. George Tiller," (Joffe, RH Reality Check, 5/28); "Caught in a TRAP," (Bazelon, "Jurisprudence," Slate, 5/26).

Kan. Planned Parenthood Center To Close After State Blocks Federal Funding
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced Friday that it will close its health center in Hays, Kan., to ensure a larger clinic in Wichita can remain open in light of a recent appeals court decision, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Future of Kan. Planned Parenthood Clinics Uncertain
U.S. and Kansas health officials said Monday that they would ensure family planning services remain available in areas served by two Planned Parenthood clinics that could close under a state law, 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.

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.

ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri v. Praeger
Challenge to a law that prohibits insurance coverage of abortion and abortion-related services.

Hodes & Nauser v. Moser
Challenge in federal court to temporary regulations and licensing process adopted and implemented by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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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