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Kansas Abortion Law

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...

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...

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...

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

'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...

Challenge Of State's Abortion Law Dropped

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- The American Civil Liberties Union ended its legal challenge Friday to a Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for...

Candidates Asked To Ban 'Home Abortion Kits'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

A national anti-abortion group is asking Kansas state legislative candidates if they favor a ban on "home abortion kits" and mandatory ultrasounds bef...

Doctors Call New Kansas Abortion Clinic Regulations 'Irrational'

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Three doctors who perform abortions in Kansas will challenge new regulations for their clinics even after the rules were revised ...

Judge Refuses To Block Controversial Kansas Abortion Law

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge refused Thursday to block a new Kansas law restricting insurance coverage for abortions, saying opponents failed...

Kansas To Comply With Planned Parenthood Order

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas officials said Wednesday the state will obey a federal judge's order to immediately fund Planned Parenthood clinics while the ...

Judge Blocks Kansas Law That Would Defund Planned Parenthood

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — An incredulous federal judge on Monday rejected the state's claim that a new Kansas statute that denied Planned Parenthood feder...

States Pass Record Wave Of Anti-Abortion Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY and TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Inspired by a contentious Nebraska law, abortion opponents in five other states have won passage of measures banning virtually all...

Kansas Abortion Rules Spark Patient Privacy Fears

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion-rights supporters worried Tuesday that regulations Kansas is trying to enact would give the state health department unfe...

Kansas Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new abortion regulations Friday that would have prevented two of t...

Restrictive Kansas Abortion Law Challenged In Federal Court

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new abortion regulations Friday that would have prevented two of t...

New GOP Governor Makes Hard Right Turn

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — For decades in Kansas, a delicate political balance kept the state on a moderate path even as other states in the region turned t...

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...

Kansas Republicans Propose New Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a request from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), conservatives in the state's House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that wo...