Kansas Supreme Court rules abortion a right under the state Constitution

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The Kansas Supreme Court Friday struck down a ban on surgical abortion, the decision that the state Constitution protected women the choice of this activity as a “right”.

In a 6-1 decision, the court ruled that the state Constitution incorporated the language from the Declaration of independence, that it is recognized that certain rights, older than the country. The explanation of the “natural, inalienable rights,” the court said, included “personal autonomy” and thus, abortion.

“This right allows to make a woman your own decisions about your body, health, family, education, and family life—decisions as to whether they will continue to read a pregnancy,” the opinion of the majority.

The case emerged after two abortion doctors required in 2015, the law — known as the Kansas Unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion Act, which prohibits the dilation and evacuation abortions, often referred to as “dismemberment abortions”, because they said in the lower court, the procedure sometimes involved in dismemberment of the fetus.


Newly elected Governor Laura Kelly praised the decision of the court for the recognition at the country level, in what he said Federal law already.

“While Federal law has long guaranteed every woman the right to her own medical decisions in consultation with your health care provider, I am glad that the Kansas Supreme Court respects the decision is now final and recognizes the right to Kansas law as well,” she said.

On Monday, Kelly also vetoed a bill that would require doctors to inform the patient to stop a medication abortion.

The decision faced opposition from state Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, who argued that the state contained in the Constitution is not a “right to the violent act of abortion.”

The judgment was only the last in a long series of legal developments surrounding abortion access in States across the country. Like Kansas, several state legislators have abortions laws against second trimester and, in some cases, a heartbeat abortions if a doctor can detect.


State-level legislation available test-cases, the pull of the Supreme Court could consider, for justice Brett Kavanaugh conservative solidify helped a majority. Expected that the court will overturn major abortion precedent, could the States have either adopted amendments to their constitutions or trying to pre-restrict empt future attempts at abortion access.

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo to restrict, for instance, cites, in particular, Roe v. Wade — the blocks of the state trials, the abortion — if he passed a law that would earlier in this year, the decriminalization of abortion up to the time of birth

While it is unclear how Kavanaugh rule on abortion, Planned Parenthood has been fighting to protect abortion access in a variety of ways, at the state level. On Tuesday, the organization’s President, Dr. Leana Wen, called for the state to call for heads to defy the administration’s decision to withdraw title X family planning funding of clinics, the women for abortions.

Shortly after Wen’s comments, a Federal judge in Oregon, the so-called “gag rule, vowed to fight the government’s decision, and another in the state of Washington blocked” at the national level. Whom the Organisation also praised the Kansas-decision on Friday, with the Who warning the anti-abortion politicians, who will your organization “never stop fighting to protect abortion” access.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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