A bill to ban a certain type of abortion passed a committee in the Kansas Senate on Thursday. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...
A proposed ban on a procedure used in about 8 percent of the abortions in Kansas cleared its first major state legislative hurdle Thursday, and abortion providers already are contemplating potential lawsuits.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office says it has paid outside attorneys nearly $1.2 million dollars to defend anti-abortion laws that have been enacted since January 2011.
The attorney general's office reported Monday that it has paid almost $770,000 to the Lawrence firm of Thompson, Ramsdell & Qualseth for fees and expenses in handling multiple federal and state lawsuits.
Abortion providers sued the state over special regulations adopted in 2011, and over a 2013 law requiring them to post certain material on their websites for women seeking abortions.
A bill which would ban a certain type of abortion procedure was announced on Wednesday by a pro-life group and a Kansas Senator. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports.
On Wednesday, the anti-abortion group National Right to Life announced a bill sponsored by State Senator Garrett Love of Montezuma. It's called the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.
The bill would prohibit dismemberment of a fetus when doing a dilation and extraction technique.
In this photo from June 22, 2012, Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, center, sits between two of her attorneys, Kelly Kauffman, left, and Bob Eye, as the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts decides to revoke her medical license.
A Kansas board is considering whether to continue barring a physician from practicing medicine after scrutinizing her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions and finding that she kept inadequate records.