Abortion Provider Seeks To Block Parts Of Kansas Law

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Planned Parenthood is seeking a federal court order to block Kansas from enforcing parts of a new, sweeping anti-abortion law.

The group's clinic in Overland Park and the clinic's medical director formally filed the request Monday in U.S. District Court. Last week, they filed a lawsuit challenging portions of the new law spelling out the information that must be provided by clinics and doctors to patients before terminating their pregnancies.

They want a judge to block enforcement of the provisions while the lawsuit is heard.

Planned Parenthood objects to requirements that its website link to a state website with information about fetal development and that its patients receive information saying abortion ends the life of a separate human being.

The lawsuit argues that those requirements violate free-speech rights.


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