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Kansas Telemedicine Abortion Restrictions Challenged (1)

Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 PMUpdated: Nov. 9, 2018, 12:53 AM

A Kansas abortion clinic is challenging a new Kansas restriction on telemedicine abortions.

The law, set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019, requires doctors to be physically present when a woman takes medication obtained through electronic means to end her pregnancy.

Trust Women Wichita sued the state Nov. 8 in Kansas District Court for the Third Judicial District, asking the court to block the ban and ensure women have access to telemedicine abortion in the state.

The law will force many women to travel long distances for a simple medication abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights said in a press ...

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