Kansas’ new abortion facility law went into effect Friday, July 1, but by 4pm, a court-order granted a temporary injunction against the entire law until a trial is held. See KFL press release here.
The 2 Kansas abortion businesses that did not undergo the required inspection from the state health division (KDHE), joined in filing a lawsuit claiming
- there wasn’t enough time to comply with new regulations,
- the regulations were unneeded and onerous, and
- the entire endeavor is a plan to end abortion in Kansas.
Assistant Kansas Attorney General Steve Fabert defended the new regulations in court, and argued that the 2 clinics should be petitioning for administrative relief instead of halting the entire law through injunction. The fact that Planned Parenthood was granted a license indicated the regulations were not unreasonable.
“We are disappointed by the judge’s decision [but] he emphasized more than once that it was very early in the process (more…)