OVERLAND PARK, KS—Today, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks issued a temporary injunction on Senate Bill 95, blocking Kansas’ ban on the safest method of second trimester abortion from taking effect while litigation proceeds. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri congratulated their partners at the Center for Reproductive Rights and Doctors Hodes and Nauser on their well-earned legal victory.
“We’re thrilled for our partners at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Doctors Hodes and Nauser, and most importantly the Kansas women who will benefit from Judge Hendricks’ decision,” said Laura McQuade, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. “Judge Hendricks made it clear he agrees with Supreme Court precedent that a ban on Dilation and Evacuation abortion is unconstitutional, and his declaration that the Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights could have far-reaching implications for other extreme and restrictive state laws.”
“Planned Parenthood is committed to continuing our fight against Senate Bill 95 and making sure our patients can access the best and safest care as determined by their doctor, not Kansas politicians or national interest groups. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to ensure this ban is unable to harm even one Kansas woman.”
Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for our community and for women and families throughout Kansas and Missouri. We are a trusted advocate and source of health care and education for thousands of women, men, and children. For 80 years, women have relied on Planned Parenthood to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.
Elise Higgins, 913.345.4628
Sheila Kostas, 913.345.4635
June 25, 2015