Tag: Kansas

Kansans Reject Efforts to End State’s Constitutional Right to Abortion

In a victory for abortion rights, Kansans vote overwhelmingly to protect their right to abortion recognized by an earlier Kansas Supreme Court ruling.

Will Kansas pursue Texas-style abortion restrictions? Here’s what stands in the way.

“The Kansas constitution right now protects the right to abortion and any attempts to limit that right has to clear a really high bar,” explained Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s state policy director, to The Kansas City Star. The piece reports that anti-abortion legislators in the state are watching to see how the Center’s challenge to […]

Kansas Court Strikes Down Abortion Method Ban, Reaffirming Right to Abortion Under State Constitution

The Kansas state constitution’s protection of abortion rights was reaffirmed last week when a state court permanently blocked a ban on a standard method of abortion. The ruling came in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of a Kansas OB/GYN and her medical practice.

Kansas Ban on Standard Abortion Method Struck Down as Unconstitutional

04.07.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a Kansas state court permanently blocked the state’s ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 14 to 15 weeks of pregnancy, a procedure known as D&E. The ruling comes after the Kansas Supreme Court recognized for the first time in 2019 that Kansans have a fundamental right to abortion under the state constitution, when the state appealed a temporary injunction in this case all the way up to the state’s […]

Kansas judge overturns ban on some abortions, citing state Supreme Court ruling

This Kansas City Star article quotes the Center’s Nancy Northup, president and CEO, about a recent Court victory that threw out a law banning a standard abortion method: “Today’s decision reaffirms that ruling and ensures that Kansans have access to the best abortion care. This ban made it a crime for doctors to use their […]

Kansas Supreme Court Says State Constitution Protects Abortion

Today, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt & Howe, affirming that the state’s constitution protects Kansas women’s right to safe and legal abortion.  The ruling stems from a 2015 case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Herbert C. Hodes, […]