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Fri May 24, 2019, 05:45 AM

Wichita Clinic Fights To Expand Abortion Access Despite Lack Of Willing, Local Doctors

In April, the Kansas Supreme Court said the state’s constitution gives women a right to abortion.

That landmark ruling bolsters an ongoing lawsuit to expand access to abortion in Wichita. The case aims to clear the way for a clinic there — unable to find any willing, local doctors — to lean more on physicians in other states.

Trust Women runs one of three clinics in Kansas where women can get abortions. It wants a district judge in Topeka to block the Sedgwick County district attorney and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts from prosecuting or taking other action against doctors who help it.

“People struggle to get access to health care,” Trust Women CEO Julie Burkhart said. “We want to be able to broaden that access for people in Kansas so they can continue to make decisions about their lives and their health care.”

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/wichita-clinic-fights-expand-abortion-access-despite-lack-willing-local-doctors#stream/0

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