Abor­tion ban is chal­lenged

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

An abor­tion rights group is chal­leng­ing Kansas’ firstin-the-na­tion ban on a sec­ond-trimester pro­ce­dure that an­tiabor­tion ac­tivists de­scribe as dis­mem­ber­ing a fe­tus.

The law­suit filed in Shawnee County Dis­trict Court by the Cen­ter for Re­pro­duc­tive Rights asks the court to de­clare the law un­con­sti­tu­tional and block it from tak­ing ef­fect in July.

It was filed on be­half of two doc­tors at the Cen­ter for Women’s Health in Over­land Park.

The law­suit says the pro­ce­dure is the most com­monly used method of end­ing a preg­nancy af­ter 14 weeks, and is used in 95% of sec­ond-trimester abor­tions na­tion­wide.

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