Johnson County lawsuit challenges old and new Kansas abortion restrictions

A lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Planned Parenthood and another Kansas abortion clinic says several state abortion restrictions violate the Kansas Constitution. Photo credit Hugo Phan/Kansas News Service.

By Rose Conlon 

It’s become a frequent scene at Kansas Planned Parenthood clinics.

Women show up for an abortion appointment — often from out of state — and get turned away because of a simple paperwork error: They didn’t correctly print out a state-mandated consent form that needs to be signed a day ahead of time.