Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions


November 9, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions, a practice that allows women in rural areas to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic.

The Center for Reproductive Rights contends the anti-abortion section in the Kansas Telemedicine Act is unconstitutional because it treats women seeking abortions differently from other patients seeking medical care through telemedicine. It also argues the provision creates an undue burden to abortion access.

If the ban takes effect Jan. 1 a...

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