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Kansas Law Banning Private Insurance Coverage for Abortion Headed to Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal)

A federal judge denied a request to block the 2011 law, holding a trial was necessary to determine if forcing a woman to buy special insurance for abortion care violates Roe v. Wade.

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In the Wake of Newtown: Still Clinging to Guns, Religion, and Abortion in Kansas

Kansas' Infamous John Brown.

Now, I don’t claim to know the difference between a semi-automatic and an automatic weapon, but considering most of the men in the Kansas Legislature don’t know the difference between a vulva and a cervix and are a-okay with legislating my body parts, I will go ahead and give voice my strong opinion.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Brownback’s Faux-Life Reality: Kansas Kids Denied a Place—and a Future—at the Table of Privilege

I am concerned that despite the nation avoiding a Romney Presidency, his fiscal pursuits are alive and well and are being implemented in red states across the nation. The poorest citizens of those states will bear the burden of these policies. No one should go hungry, while others dine at the table of privilege.

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Kansans for Life’s False Claims About “Right to Know” Websites

Kansans for Life uses false assumptions and “data” to make false claims about the role of its “right-to-know” website in a decline in the number of abortions in the state, shifts that are most attributable to the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, restrictions on abortion care, and national trends.

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ELECTION 2012: The Under-the-Radar State, County, and City Races That Produced Surprising Results

Justin Pye/Richmond Confidential

On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.

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Is Spousal Notification Going to Be an Anti-Choice Issue in 2013?

KS Gov. Brownback is on record with NPLA in 2008 saying he would support a spousal-consent law. Photo: Examiner.com.

A group is eager to endorse candidates in Kansas who support spousal notification and “home-abortion-kit” bans. But are they looking to start a national movement?

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Hard Road Ahead Before New Wichita Abortion Clinic Becomes a Reality

Trust Women’s purchase of the building that housed Dr. George Tiller’s former health care facility is welcome news, but it must be viewed within the context of the on-the-ground reality that is Kansas abortion policy, politics, and history.

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Abortions Are for the Rich, As Are Lawsuits

Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus. Photo: Illinois Federation for Right to Life.

As one Kansas doctor tries to recover her medical license, she may have to end her lawsuit over court costs.

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Former Clinic Run by Dr. Tiller May Again Offer Abortion Services

Pro-choice advocate stands outside of Dr. Tiller's clinic. Photo: Gawker.

It’s been three years since abortions have been available in Wichita, but that may change within a few months.

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