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Judge: 2019 ruling nullifies Kansas abortion procedure ban


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a Kansas law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure is "unconstitutional and unenforceable" under a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling protecting abortion rights.

Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson's decision was the first on abortion from a lower court since the decision from the state's highest court. But Kansas has been unable to enforce the law since it was enacted in 2015 under then-Republican Gov. Sam Brownback because of a lawsuit from two abortion providers.

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that access to abortion...

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