Update: Thursday night, Kansas issued a license to one abortion provider, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, near Kansas City, so it could continue to operate, The New York Times' A.G. Sulzberger reports. Right now, the facility is the only abortion provider in the state. The state's two other clinics were forced to shut their doors due to swiftly-passed regulations and will be in court Friday seeking an injunction to stop the law.
Original post: Kansas gave the three abortion clinics operating in the state two weeks to comply with strict new regulations of their facilities. On Friday, July 1, time runs out. Unless a judge intervenes, the three clinics will close, meaning no woman in the state will be able to get the legal medical procedure.
As Mother Jones' Kate Sheppard explains, the new laws "require changes to the size and number of rooms, compel clinics to have additional supplies on hand, and even mandate room temperatures for the facilities,"--which would essentially require a ground-up remodeling of the buildings. Two clinics have filed suit in federal court, and a hearing is scheduled for Friday afternoon, the Kansas City Star's Brad Cooper reports.