CNA Staff, Oct 31, 2023 / 17:00 pm
A judge in Kansas this week blocked several state-level pro-life laws there, claiming the measures are prohibited by the state’s constitution.
District Judge K. Christopher Jayaram said in his Monday ruling that portions of the “Woman’s Right to Know” Act and the state Medication Abortion “Reversal” Amendment would be subject to temporary injunctions pending a trial in June 2024 on the merits of a lawsuit against the state filed by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
The plaintiffs “are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims in this matter,” Jayaram wrote, and thus “they are entitled to a temporary injunction” before next year’s court date.
The “Woman’s Right to Know” Act, the original version of which was passed in 1997, stipulated among other rules that women seeking abortions in the state be provided with information including “a description of the proposed abortion method” and “a description of risks related to the proposed abortion method.”