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.

Mediation Set In Kansas Abortion Threat Case

Nov 4, 2013

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.

Judge Sides With Abortion Opponent In Kansas Case

Aug 16, 2013

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.

Abortion Groups Disagree Over Concealed Carry Comments

Aug 15, 2013

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.

City Council Takes No Action On Clinic Rezoning

Aug 13, 2013

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.

Brownback Resisting 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Measure

Jul 31, 2013

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.

Kansas Abortion Lawsuit Now On Federal Fast Track

Jul 1, 2013

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.

State Judge Puts Hold On Parts Of Abortion Law

Jun 28, 2013

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

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.

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.