Kansas

Kansas Voters Deserve Equality

Kansas Voters Deserve Equality

By Molly Rugg, Paralegal, ACLU at 12:18pm
According to the state of Kansas, some voters are qualified to vote for President, but not for Governor or Secretary of State.
Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:54pm

If a Kansas bill passes, a doctor who opposes abortion could lie about prenatal test results so a woman won't have information that might lead her to decide to end her pregnancy.

"There Is Almost No Voter Fraud in America."

"There Is Almost No Voter Fraud in America."

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 4:33pm

A Justice Department investigation of more than 300 million votes cast between 2002 and 2007 found zero cases of voter impersonation fraud. So why are so many states passing laws to fight it?

Happy National Voter Registration Day (Unless You Live in Kansas)

Happy National Voter Registration Day (Unless You Live in Kansas)

By Julie Ebenstein, Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Project, ACLU at 5:29pm

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan celebration of the right to vote and a nationally-coordinated effort to register thousands of voters.  Unless, of course, you live in Kansas. 

While volunteers all over the…

Will Kansas Legislators Encourage Doctors to Lie and Deny Sick Women Care?

Will Kansas Legislators Encourage Doctors to Lie and Deny Sick Women Care?

By Elissa Berger, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU at 1:47pm

The Kansas House passed an unwieldy 70-page bill, chock full of troubling provisions aimed at depriving a woman from receiving accurate information about her pregnancy, preventing her from accessing medical care and punishing health professionals…

Drawing a Line in the Sand: Stopping Politicians from Taking Away Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

By Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:07pm

Today the ACLU and the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri filed a case challenging a Kansas law that prohibits insurance companies from providing abortion coverage in their comprehensive plans. Since 2010, 13 states have passed laws prohibiting…

Unintended Pregnancies Are Not the Same as Flat Tires

By Kari Ann Rinker, State Coordinator, Kansas National Organization for Women (NOW) & Member, ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri at 11:28am

Yesterday the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state's ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion. The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU's members who are losing their abortion coverage as a…

Reproductive Health Victory in Kansas? Say that Again?

Reproductive Health Victory in Kansas? Say that Again?

By Elissa Berger, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU at 2:10pm

The Kansas legislature is not known for being friendly to women’s health. Just last year, the Kansas legislature took away family planning and reproductive health services in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood and prohibited women from purchasing…

Think You’re Covered? Think Again.

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 2:05pm

This post is part of Mom's Rising's Blog Carnival on women's health and economic rights, held this week to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington.

If you were faced with…

Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights

By Rebecca McCray, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project at 1:28pm

Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. Withover 2.3 million men and women living behind bars, our imprisonment rate is the highest it's ever been in U.S. history. And yet, our criminal justice system has…

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