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Events surrounding the Summer of Justice start tomorrow in Wichita, marking the 25th anniversary of the Summer of Mercy, when mass demonstrations led to nearly 2,700 arrests outside of local clinics that provide abortion services.

Twenty-five years after tumultuous mass protests led to nearly 2,700 arrests outside local abortion clinics, Wichita is bracing a Summer of Mercy anniversary that supporters hope will draw hundreds of activists.

The Wichita Police Department has spent months putting together a 60-page operational plan that aims at ensuring that everyone is safe.

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The leader of a local organization that provides abortion services is encouraged by a U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down some abortion restrictions in Texas.

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The two Planned Parent organizations in Kansas and Missouri wasted little time challenging Kansas’ termination of their Medicaid funding.

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The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to review an appeals court ruling in January finding that the Kansas Constitution creates “a fundamental right to abortion.”

The high court’s decision was expected after the Kansas Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s decision to block Kansas’ so-called "dismemberment ban."

The 2015 ban was challenged by two Overland Park doctors who operate one of three abortion clinics in the state.

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about a controversial Texas law that has imposed strict requirements on health clinics that provide abortions.

A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri, Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, says the case is hugely consequential for abortion providers in both states because they have similarly restrictive laws.

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An attempt to ban a certain 2nd-trimester abortion procedure has been stopped by a Kansas Appeals Court.

The ruling came on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision of Roe V. Wade, allowing abortion in the country.

The ban, which is referred to as the dismemberment ban, was introduced into the legislature and passed last year.

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The Kansas Court of Appeals is wrestling with the constitutionality of an abortion ban.

The ban--called the Kansas Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act, or Senate Bill 95--prevents doctors from performing certain types of dilation and evacuation abortions, ones that use instruments to separate parts of the fetus before removal.

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A federal appeals court will not reconsider its decision that an abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a move seeking either a rehearing by the three-judge appeals panel or by the full court.

In July, a panel ruled that the decision about whether anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard's letter constituted a "true threat" should be left to a jury.

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This piece originally aired on Aug. 6, 2015, during All Things Considered.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has disclosed that they have not received any reports on the handling of fetal tissues in the last 15 years.

The disclosure about fetal tissues comes after Gov. Sam Brownback asked the Board of Healing Arts to investigate whether there have been any illegal transfers of fetal tissue which results from abortions in Kansas.

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