abortion

Documentary Film
7:50 am
Wed November 20, 2013

'After Tiller' Seeks To Turn Down Volume On Abortion Debate

Dr. Susan Robinson in a scene from 'After Tiller'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

The Sundance Film Festival selection After Tiller follows the lives and work of the only four doctors left in the country who still perform third-trimester abortions, after the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009. The Tallgrass Film Association is presenting a special screening of the movie at 7:30 at the Orpheum Theater.

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Crime and Courts
7:27 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Mediation Set In Kansas Abortion Threat Case

A federal appeals court has scheduled a mediation conference in the case of a Kansas abortion opponent who sent a letter to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under her car.

The Justice Department has appealed an August ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten that Angel Dillard's letter is constitutionally protected speech. Marten summarily ruled the letter did not constitute a "true threat" under law.

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Crime and Courts
7:50 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Judge Sides With Abortion Opponent In Kansas Case

A federal judge has found in favor of a Kansas abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortion services.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled Thursday that Angel Dillard's letter to Doctor Mila Means in 2011 was not a "true threat."

The Justice Department had filed the civil lawsuit against Dillard under a law protecting access to abortion services.

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Abortion
5:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Abortion Groups Disagree Over Concealed Carry Comments

Two Kansas anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from comments from another abortion foe suggesting the state's new concealed carry law could increase the threat of shootings outside a Wichita clinic.

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Abortion
5:50 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

City Council Takes No Action On Clinic Rezoning

The Wichita City Council has taken no action on efforts by abortion foes to use zoning laws to drive out a clinic that performs abortions.

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Health
7:23 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Brownback Resisting 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Measure

Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders are resisting a group's effort to include an "fetal heartbeat" abortion measure on the agenda for legislators in September.

Gov. Brownback is calling lawmakers into special session on September 3 to rewrite the state's "Hard 50" criminal sentencing law.

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Abortion
6:02 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Kansas Abortion Lawsuit Now On Federal Fast Track

The chief federal judge for Kansas has set what she considers an aggressive schedule for a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood against parts of a new state abortion law.

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District Court
5:50 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

State Judge Puts Hold On Parts Of Abortion Law

A Kansas judge has temporarily blocked parts of a sweeping state anti-abortion law set to take effect July 1.

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Crime and Courts
8:39 am
Wed June 26, 2013

U.S. Chief Judge Vratil Considers Whether To Block Parts Of New Kansas Abortion Bill

Kansas is heading back to court to defend new restrictions on abortion providers.  The state has already spent more than $758,000 on private attorneys in lawsuits over anti-abortion laws.

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News
5:20 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Top Morning News 4.10.13

Despite rain, ground still too dry for burning; Judge orders restitution in child porn case; Washburn University holding Jules Verne film fest. 

Burn Ban In Effect, Despite Recent Rain

Though much of Kansas has received plenty of rain recently, state fire officials say it's still too dry for outdoor burning.

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