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Texas abortion decision could have Kansas implications

Source: 
WOW! 6 News
Author: 
James Ryan Roberts
Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016

"News of the Supreme Court striking down Texas' strict regulations of abortion clinics may have a trickledown effect in Kansas. Texas rules require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient care.

The nation's highest court held Monday that those regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman's right to an abortion. Some law experts say that regulations in Kansas are quite similar.

'I think they may also be similar in the sense that it's hard to identify real health or safety benefits from the regulations and therefore they may be seen as a pretext for just making it more difficult to get an abortion,' said Richard Levy, professor of law and the University of Kansas."

Faculty name: 
Richard Levy