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Kansas Abortion Bill

Planned Parenthood Takes On Contentious Abortion Law

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they'r...

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...

Sweeping Anti-Abortion Measure Passes State Legislature

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BY JOHN HANNA, ASSOCIATED PRESS TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators gave final passage to a sweeping anti-abortion measure Friday night, sending Go...

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Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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GOP Lawmakers Advance Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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'Ultraconservative Utopia' Prepares For Abortion Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Anti-Abortion BIll

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Following more than two hours of emotional debate, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives passed a sweeping 69-page anti-abortion b...

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Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill Could Face Vote Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are gearing up for a possible fight over an abortion bill Friday, two days after the state Senate passed a bill allowing health-care ...

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GOP Lawmakers Allow Doctors, Pharmacists To Refuse Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives this week passed legislation making it easier for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to deny ab...

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NOW President Calls Wisconsin Single Parent Bill 'Astonishing New Front'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The president of the National Organization for Women described a Wisconsin bill, based on the idea that single parenting could lead to child abuse, as...

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Anti-Abortion Bill Could Tax Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victi...

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Anti-Abortion Bill Jeopardizes Medical Education Program

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are rushing to save the state's OBGYN medical residency program, which is threatened by the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill. ...

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GOP Governor Likely To Sign Sweeping Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) indicated that he is likely to sign the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill, which includes a provision th...

Kansas Abortion Clinics Face Shutdown Risk

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

Abortion clinics in Kansas run the risk of being denied licenses and could be closed on Friday. A new state law that requires abortion providers to...

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One Clinic Down, Two To Go: Kansas Kicks Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

A new law in Kansas that imposes strict requirements for abortion clinic facilities has made it nearly impossible for the state's three abortion provi...

Kansas Poised To Pass Controversial Anti-Abortion Measure

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators approved restrictions on private insurance coverage for abortions and adopted a state budget stripping funds f...

Kansas Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Restrictions Into Law

Reuters | Kevin Murphy | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed two anti-abortion bills, including one that bans abortion after 21 weeks based on the view that a fetus can f...

Anti-Abortion Bills Advance In Statehouses Nationwide

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles – legal, financial and ps...