A Planned Parenthood in Kansas was denied state license to perform abortions based on new regulations that Senator Brownbeck has decided to implement. These new regulations, that include things like how many bathrooms there are in a facility, (surprise), only apply to abortion clinics. Not only are these new laws bizarre and obviously created to deny any woman in Kansas from having access to abortion, this also means there is no facility or doctor’s office in all of Kansas where a woman can obtain an abortion.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri disclosed the denial by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in a lawsuit it filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. Its clinic is in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.
Both the rules and a new clinic licensing law are to take effect Friday and already are the subject of another lawsuit filed by other doctors who perform abortions in Kansas. A hearing on that lawsuit is set for 3 p.m. Friday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.
The state has until 6 p.m. today to respond to the cases brought by Aid for Women in Kansas City, Kan. and two physicians who perform abortions at an obstetrics and gynecological clinic in Overland Park.
We already know what unintended pregnancies cost us, but just when you think anti-choicers couldn’t go any lower, they do. Also, check out Maddow’s segment on it below.