UPDATED: Kansas Supreme Court rules right to abortion embedded in state Constitution


(Updated to recast lead; includes more widespread reaction and comments from Kansans for Life about plans for a constitutional amendment)

For the first time in state history, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state constitution protects the right to an abortion, a decision that will likely stoke a new battle over abortion in the Legislature.

In a decision that took more than two years to reach, the state's highest court found that the right to an abortion is enshrined in the . . .


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