TOPEKA – (February 1, 2019) – The attorney general is appealing a recent district court decision that appears to have blocked enforcement of a telemedicine abortion statute enacted by the legislature in 2015, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. In a December 31 ruling dismissing a challenge to the state’s 2018 telemedicine abortion statute, a Shawnee County judge concluded that an injunction entered in 2011 in a different lawsuit now also prohibits enforcement of the 2015 law. The complicated legal situation involves at least three different statutes enacted years apart and two separate lawsuits filed by different plaintiffs. “In our view, the 2015 statute that passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan majorities has never had...
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AG appealing court ruling on telemedicine abortion law