abortion http://kcur.org en Mo. Senate Blocks 72-hour Abortion Waiting Period http://kcur.org/post/mo-senate-blocks-72-hour-abortion-waiting-period-0 <p>Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while it's Senate counterpart is stalled.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:12:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52220 at http://kcur.org Kansas Supreme Court Disciplines Former AG Kline http://kcur.org/post/kansas-supreme-court-disciplines-former-ag-kline <p></p><p>Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has temporarily lost the right to practice law in Kansas. The&nbsp; suspension has no time limit.</p><p>The research, investigation and opinion on indefinite suspension of Kline's law license appears in a 154 page document issued October 18 by the Kansas Supreme Court.&nbsp;</p><p>The report outlines allegations of ethical misconduct against the former Johnson County District Attorney.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:07:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 45462 at http://kcur.org Bill Restricting Use Of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Passes Missouri Senate Committee http://kcur.org/post/bill-restricting-use-abortion-inducing-drugs-passes-missouri-senate-committee <p></p><p>A Missouri Senate Committee has passed legislation that puts restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill would require the prescribing doctor to be physically present whenever a patient takes RU-486 or any other medication designed to terminate a pregnancy.&nbsp; Supporters say it’s designed to prevent so-called “web-cam abortions,” in which a doctor at another location instructs the patient on taking the medicine.</p><p>Susan Klein of Missouri Right to Life testified in favor of the bill before the vote.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:30:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35933 at http://kcur.org Bill Restricting Use Of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Passes Missouri Senate Committee Kansas House Committee Approves Abortion Bill http://kcur.org/post/kansas-house-committee-approves-abortion-bill <p>A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that&nbsp;is aimed at removing&nbsp;any state subsidies for abortion, even tax credits or exemptions.</p><p>Much of the debate focused on part of the bill that prohibits employees of an abortion provider from teaching sex education in schools. But it was written so broadly that a parent who works for an abortion provider wouldn't be allowed to volunteer in the classroom for any purpose.</p><p>Allan Rothlisberg, a Republican from Grandview Plaza, was in favor of the measure.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33173 at http://kcur.org More Than 1,000 Gather For Anti-Abortion Rally http://kcur.org/post/more-1000-gather-anti-abortion-rally-1 <p>More than 1,000 anti-abortion advocates gathered at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka to mark the anniversary of the <em>Roe v. Wade</em>, the Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in the country.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:11:17 +0000 Stephen Koranda 30806 at http://kcur.org State Fines Aetna Over Autism, Abortion Coverage Violations http://kcur.org/post/state-fines-aetna-over-autism-abortion-coverage-violations <p>The Missouri Department of Insurance has issued its largest penalty to date, to health insurance company, Aetna.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:12:21 +0000 Elana Gordon 25135 at http://kcur.org State Fines Aetna Over Autism, Abortion Coverage Violations Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood http://kcur.org/post/charges-dropped-against-planned-parenthood <p>Prosecutors in Kansas have dropped all remaining criminal charges against Planned Parenthood. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 23028 at http://kcur.org Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood God, Politics And Sam Brownback's Kansas http://kcur.org/post/god-politics-and-sam-brownbacks-kansas <p>Governor Sam Brownback is reconfiguring the size and scope of state government in Kansas with the help of an overwhelmingly conservative Republican legislature.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:06:32 +0000 Laura Ziegler 19747 at http://kcur.org God, Politics And Sam Brownback's Kansas Discarded Abortion Records Prompt Investigation, Chargeable Violations Unclear http://kcur.org/post/discarded-abortion-records-prompt-investigation-chargeable-violations-unclear <p>The discovery of hundreds of private abortion records near a school in Overland Park, Kan. has prompted a police investigation. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:18:36 +0000 Elana Gordon 14977 at http://kcur.org Hundreds Rally At Missouri Capitol, Contraception Bill Moves Forward In Senate http://kcur.org/post/hundreds-rally-missouri-capitol-contraception-bill-moves-forward-senate <p>Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:36:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14975 at http://kcur.org Birth Control Restriction Bill Passes Out Of Senate Committee http://kcur.org/post/birth-control-restriction-bill-passes-out-senate-committee <p>A State Senate committee has passed legislation that would allow employers in Missouri to refuse insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations &ndash; that is, if providing coverage for those services would violate the employer&rsquo;s religious beliefs. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:15:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12543 at http://kcur.org Birth Control Restriction Bill Passes Out Of Senate Committee Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-january-24-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Audit Questions Bioscience Authority’s Former President<br /> • Anti-Abortion Activists Rally At Kansas Statehouse<br /> • Missouri Lawmakers Look At Workplace Discrimination<br /> • Mental Health Care Leader Retires</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:24:11 +0000 Maria Carter 11368 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 More Than 1,000 Gather For Anti-Abortion Rally http://kcur.org/post/more-1000-gather-anti-abortion-rally <p>More than 1,000 anti-abortion activists gathered at the Kansas Statehouse today. The annual rally coincides with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:53:07 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11325 at http://kcur.org Several Kansas Abortion Laws Now in Effect http://kcur.org/post/several-kansas-abortion-laws-now-effect <p>OVERLAND PARK, Ks. – As the battle over new state abortion regulations moves to federal court, other recently approved laws pertaining to abortion are now kicking in. And as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, the laws affect how remaining abortion services are accessed in Kansas.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 05:36:47 +0000 Elana Gordon 7993 at http://kcur.org Judge Blocks New Abortion Licensing Regs in Kansas. http://kcur.org/post/judge-blocks-new-abortion-licensing-regs-kansas <p>KANSAS CITY, Ks. – A Federal Court in Kansas City, Kansas has temporarily suspended new state abortion regulations from taking effect. As KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, the rules would have shut down most abortion providers in the state.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:39:49 +0000 Elana Gordon 7992 at http://kcur.org Judge Blocks New Abortion Licensing Regs in Kansas. 2nd Abortion Provider Joins Licensing Lawsuit; State Board Approves New Regulations http://kcur.org/post/2nd-abortion-provider-joins-licensing-lawsuit-state-board-approves-new-regulations <p>OVERLAND PARK, Ks. – Another Kansas abortion provider is trying to join a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking new state licensing laws and health department regulations. A state board, meanwhile, approved the new rules earlier today. The approval was needed for the Kansas Department of Health to enforce the rules, which take effect tomorrow.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:21:06 +0000 Elana Gordon & Maria Carter 7976 at http://kcur.org 2nd Abortion Provider Joins Licensing Lawsuit; State Board Approves New Regulations Ks. Senate Passes Abortion Clinic Regulation Bill http://kcur.org/post/ks-senate-passes-abortion-clinic-regulation-bill <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535327a7d7f3b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535327a7d7f3b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535327a7d7f3b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-965916.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>TOPEKA, Ks. – The Kansas Senate has approved a bill putting new regulations on abortion clinics in the state. The legislation would also require inspections two times per year for the clinics. Stephen Koranda has more on the debate.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:10:09 +0000 7780 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes Late Abortion Ban http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-late-abortion-ban <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535327a7d63d3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535327a7d63d3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535327a7d63d3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-958651.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has passed legislation to ban so-called "late term" abortions in the Show-Me State.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:50:25 +0000 7674 at http://kcur.org Ks. House Advances Abortion Bills http://kcur.org/post/ks-house-advances-abortion-bills <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535327a7d417a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535327a7d417a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535327a7d417a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-954368.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>TOPEKA, Ks. – The Kansas House has given first-round approval to bills that would place more restrictions on abortion in the state.</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:38:48 +0000 7609 at http://kcur.org Mo. House Committee Hears Bill That Would End Late Abortions http://kcur.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-bill-would-end-late-abortions <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535327a7d2baa-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535327a7d2baa-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535327a7d2baa-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-951577.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri House committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would make it illegal to abort a fetus deemed capable of living outside the womb.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:45:48 +0000 7558 at http://kcur.org Bill to Restirct Late Abortions Filed in KS House http://kcur.org/post/bill-restirct-late-abortions-filed-ks-house <p>Topeka, KS – A bill filed in the Kansas House would remove an exemption from the state's ban on late abortions.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:42:14 +0000 7444 at http://kcur.org Roeder Parole-Eligible At Age 102 http://kcur.org/post/roeder-parole-eligible-age-102 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5353156305ac4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5353156305ac4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5353156305ac4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-894060.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Wichita, Kan. – The sentence for the Kansas City man who killed Kansas abortion provider Doctor George Tiller is fifty years in prison, at the minimum. The day long sentencing hearing concluded after sometimes passionate testimony.</p> Thu, 01 Apr 2010 23:14:22 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6476 at http://kcur.org Roeder Parole-Eligible At Age 102 Missouri House Passes Abortion Legislation http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-abortion-legislation <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535327a7d0ca1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535327a7d0ca1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535327a7d0ca1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-893712.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri House has passed a wide-ranging bill that would create new requirements surrounding abortions.</p> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 16:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6465 at http://kcur.org