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A constitutional “right to abortion” in Kansas?

Publié le : 13 May 2019

Last Friday, the highest court in Kansas deduced a “right to abortion” from the State Constitution According to the court, the “equal and inalienable rights” proclaimed in the Bill of Rights of the Kansas Constitution imply a “natural right of personal autonomy”. According to the court, this includes the right to “control one’s own body” and to decide whether or not to continue a pregnancy. Based on this right to abortion, it blocked the 2015 law prohibiting abortion after the second trimester of pregnancy (see Kansas bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy).

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