State, abortion providers clash in court over informed-consent law

Pool photo by John Hanna, Associated Press. District Judge Christopher Jayaram hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of state abortion law.

A landmark Kansas Supreme Court ruling that found a state constitutional right to an abortion loomed large Tuesday as the state defended its informed consent law against providers who say it promotes false claims and deception about the procedure.

The two sides laid out their cases in oral arguments before Johnson County District Judge Chris Jayaram, clashing over whether the Women's Right to Know law violated the 2019 Supreme Court ruling that found a right to bodily autonomy.

At times, Jayaram expressed skepticism about the state . . .


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