Abortion Rights Group Sues Kansas

An abortion-rights group challenged Kansas’ first-in-the-nation ban on a second-trimester procedure that anti-abortion activists describe as dismembering a fetus.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Shawnee County District Court by the Center for Reproductive Rights asks the court to declare the law unconstitutional and block it from taking effect in July as scheduled. The suit was filed on behalf of two doctors at the Center for Women’s Health in Overland Park.
Governor Sam Brownback signed the legislation 7 April. The measure had been proposed by the National Right to Life Committee as model legislation, and Oklahoma enacted its own law days after Kansas.