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Kansas in federal court today on abortion restrictions

June 26, 2013


— Topeka — Kansas is heading back to court today to defend new restrictions on abortion providers.

Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil was scheduled to hear arguments this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., on whether she should temporarily block parts of a sweeping state law set to take effect in July.

Planned Parenthood sued last week over provisions spelling out what information patients must receive before their pregnancies are terminated. It wants Vratil to prevent the state from enforcing the restrictions until its lawsuit is resolved.

The required information includes a statement that abortion ends the life of a “living human being.”

Planned Parenthood’s litigation is one of several lawsuits over abortion restrictions enacted since 2011. Kansas has spent more than $758,000 on private attorneys in lawsuits over anti-abortion laws.


speedy47 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Sure do wish the women residing in the western half of our state would step up and say they've had enough.


verity 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Are the unborn citizens? Are they counted in the census?


fearthephog512 9 months, 3 weeks ago

$758k in defense of blatantly a unconstitutional law? Why not make it an even million? And while were at it, KS lawmakers, lets draft a law establishing a different set of currency so we can operate in Brownie's conservative utopia ... after all, KS made guns and ammo soon won't be subject to Fed laws ... why not just go all the way and create the autonomous country of Kansas.

Frugality in Kansas legislature my @$$ ...


9 months, 3 weeks ago

This is no longer about abortion. It is an all out attack on women and women's health by The Guv and his minions in the KS Legislature. Texas is subjugating women so I guess since The Guv wants to be just like Texas (never an original idea) he's going to direct his minions to continue to attempt subjugating women no matter the cost.


Cait McKnelly 9 months, 3 weeks ago

"Kansas has spent more than $758,000 on private attorneys in lawsuits over anti-abortion laws."

This is what Kansas has spent on private attorneys. This isn't counting the cost of time spent by Schmidt's own office. This is also what has just been spent so far. Schmidt requested 500k more from the legislature for the sole purpose of defending the most recently passed legislation. And you can pretty well guarantee it won't be the last of it.
I'm more interested in what happened in Texas last night with the Wendy Davis filibuster. Literally THOUSANDS of women flooded the state capitol in Austin in support of her.
Brownback and Kinzer need to be afraid. Very afraid. Women have had enough.


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