The Kansas House Committee on Federal and State Affairs today passed HB 2319, which requires clinics to disclose additional information about physicians who provide abortion care, on a voice vote.
We will keep you updated about the bill, which is the House version of SB 98.
The Oklahoma House has passed HB 1549, which would prohibit physicians from providing abortions solely because of a fetal anomaly.
Women and their families make difficult decisions when faced with news that there is a fetal indication. Such decisions should be left to women and their families, not to politicians.
Trust Women is working hard to push back against this unconstitutional law, which will cost Oklahoma taxpayers to litigate.
Please contact the lawmakers who represent you in Oklahoma to let them know that you oppose this bill.
The Kansas and Oklahoma legislative sessions are well underway, so we have a better idea of how lawmakers are stacking up on reproductive rights.
Want to know where the lawmakers who represent you stand? Click on our handy guides.
2017 Choice Guide to Kansas Legislators’ Stances on Reproductive Rights
2017 Choice Guide to Oklahoma Legislators’ Stances on Reproductive Rights
Wichita, Kansas – Kansas has a long history of honoring self-autonomy, and in that vein, the Kansas Supreme Court should rule that the Kansas State Constitution protects a woman’s right to abortion care.
“We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold the decision of the lower courts and rule in our favor,” Trust Women founder and CEO Julie Burkhart said after the court heard arguments Thursday in a case stemming from the state’s ban of a common and internationally accepted second-trimester abortion procedure, which is stayed.
Depending on the justices’ decision, Kansas could become the eighth state in the country to protect abortion care under a state constitution.