Prior to midterm elections in November, a Republican majority in the state senate had blocked in-state laws that would decriminalize abortion. If they declare that the state constitution protects abortion rights, state courts might invalidate restrictions in Kansas that would be upheld by the federal courts.
The law also moves abortion violations from the state's penal code to the health code.
The new law also authorizes physician assistants to perform some abortions.
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A bookstore owner shuttered his shop on Wednesday after a radical abortion bill was passed "for a day of mourning in New York" to send a message to the Democrat-controlled state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo "because I understand that murder is wrong".
Conservatives are outraged at leaders in NY after the state's legislature approved a bill that makes abortions legal up until a baby's due date.
"We must continue taking action against state legislation that chips away access to safe and legal abortion for women", said Amy Weintraub, Reproductive Rights Program Director at Progress Florida.
"Today, New York state has added a sad chapter to this already solemn date of January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade", the state's Catholic bishops said in a statement. She also said she was manipulated into being the plaintiff in the case.
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His attitude has been spot on, so, hopefully, he'll enjoy the game. "Friday night will be a stern examination of both sets of defenders".
Thousands of marchers from all over the country were in the nation's capital last weekend, celebrating the confluence of religion and politics that could end nearly a half-century of legal abortion, thanks to a large group of newly confirmed federal judges chosen in part for their opposition to abortion.
According to the report, a band of Democrat women in the Connecticut General Assembly is planning legislation that will include a ban on insurance co-pays for abortion and regulation of crisis pregnancy centers. "Today, we are tearing those barriers down and we are now leading the way again".
A state judge has struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law.
To emphasize his support for abortion rights, Cuomo presented Sarah Ragle Weddington-who defended the original Roe case-with a New York Public Service Award.
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Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19 after a government decision to triple the price of bread. The official death toll from over a month of unrest stands at 26, including two security personnel.