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Kansas Abortion

Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Common Form Of Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill Tuesday that made his state the first to ban a procedure used for most second-trimester abortions. The...

Kansas Legislature Passes First-In-The-Nation Abortion Procedure Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The Kansas state House passed a law Wednesday that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure used in 8 percent of abortions performed in the sta...

Kansas Senate Approves Proposed Ban On Abortion Procedure

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The Kansas Senate approved a bill Friday that would ban a procedure used in 8 percent of the state's abortions, according to the AP. The legislatio...

Why This Judge Ruled In Favor Of An Embattled Abortion Doctor

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has overturned the state medical board's revocation of a doctor's license over her referrals of young patients fo...

Laura Bassett

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013 | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

GOP Gov's Harsh Abortion Laws Have Cost The State Big Time

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has paid more than $913,000 to two private law firms that are helping the state defend anti-abortion...

Hunter Stuart

LOOK: Crowdfunding Campaign Aims To Pay Huge Trial Bill For Persecuted Abortion Doctor | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

An online crowd funding effort has been started to pay off the bills of a former abortion doctor in rural Kansas who was deprived of her medical licen...

Hunter Stuart

Kansas' Abortion War Claims Its Latest Casualty | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Ann Kristin Neuhaus has seen better days. The doctor once ran a medical clinic that provided abortions in Lawrence, Kan., and later worked with th...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Activist Says George Tiller's Clinic Is Asking For Gun Violence | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

The Wichita, Kan., abortion clinic that reopened in April for the first time since the 2009 shooting of Dr. George Tiller is "trying to provoke an inc...

Judge Makes Decision On State's Abortion Rules

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The chief federal judge in Kansas refused Sunday to temporarily block parts of a new state abortion law, including a requirement that ...

Kansas Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked a new abortion restriction that providers said would make it nearly impossible for a...

Hunter Stuart

Abortion Provider Opens In Wichita 4 Years After Doctor Was Killed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A new women's health center in Wichita, Kan., opened last week in the midst of a massive legislative effort to restrict abortion access across the sta...

The Week In Wingnuts

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

North Carolina: The Promised Land? GOP state Reps. Carl Ford and Harry Warren jointly proposed a bill Monday that would allow the state to declare ...

Anti-Abortion Measure Sparks Concern

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — A phrase declaring that life begins "at fertilization" tucked into new abortion legislation in Kansas is creating concern among a...

State Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 5 (Reuters) - The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Pare...

Abortion Clinic Opens In Building Where George Tiller Practiced

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — A new clinic offering abortions and other women's medical services saw its first patient Thursday in the Wichita building where ...

Dem Blasts 'Taliban-Like Philosophies' Of GOP Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

The rhetoric surrounding a debate over abortion rights in Kansas heated up on Monday, when state Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) accused his GOP coll...

John Celock

Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat, a measure that ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to advance legislation adding new restrictions to abortions in the state Tuesday. T...

The Good Thing We Can Learn From Anti-Abortion States

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Using the logic and tactics of the anti-abortion activists, however, there is nothing to say that states -- or even local communities -- can't take that legal right and make it as unavailable as possible.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Advance Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee advanced a sweeping anti-abortion bill Thursday after removing a provision that would have banned abortion clinic worke...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Prepares For Abortion Comeback | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

With the introduction of strict new anti-abortion bills nearing in Topeka, Kan., pro-abortion rights college students descended on the state capitol M...

On Anniversary Of High Court Ruling, Abortion Foes March On

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more lim...

Controversial Kansas Abortion Clinic Moving Forward

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy WICHITA, Kan, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Closed since 2009 after its doctor was murdered, one of the country's most embattled ...

Kansas: Storm Against the Future

Tom Hayden | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The clinic where Dr. George Tiller performed abortions until being shot and killed during worship at his church on May 31, 2009, will be open for services in two or three months.