Kansas Lawmakers Plan to Scale Back Strict Abortion Regulations

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The Associated Press got its hands on an advance final copy of Kansas's abortion clinic regulations, but some say they're still too extreme. The leak comes three weeks ahead of the end of the allotted 120-day public comment period, during which federal judges have gone back and forth about whether or not to block the controversial law. The initial law was passed by the Kansas State legislature quickly and without consultation with the abortion clinics, despite the fact that some of regulations would require building construction at some clinics. Wichita Eagle's Phillip Brownlee said "it looks like a backdoor way to try to close clinics." The AP explains the changes:

"The revised regulations no longer specify required patient room sizes and give clinics wider latitude to adjust a room's temperature. They also pare down the list of required medications and equipment doctors need to have on hand. But the bulk of the original provisions remain, including rules that require abortion providers to have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic and that require patient medical records to be available at the clinic for state health department officials to review."

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