This post has been updated again, 7/01
So back on Monday I posted about Kansas's backdoor method of denying women access to health care.
There are now no abortion providers in the state:
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas has been denied a state license to allow it to continue performing abortions as of Friday. That means Kansas will become the only state without a clinic or doctor's office performing abortions, at least temporarily.Aid for Women was denied outright without inspection when the center said they would need to renovate. The Center for Women's Health (who also would have needed renovation) canceled its inspection and filed a federal lawsuit. All were in the Kansas City area and, according to this article, the next nearest clinic is in Columbia, Missouri. According to Google Maps, Columbia is--at best, depending on route and coming only from Kansas City (KS)--130 miles away.
[UPDATE] Planned Parenthood Kansas & Mid-Misouri just announced that they received a license to continue operations. So, there is just one clinic in the state of Kansas. Also, a hearing is scheduled for Friday regarding the lawsuit filed by the doctors who run The Center for Women's Health.
[UPDATE II, 07/01] Federal Judge Carlos Murguia has granted the request from Aid for Women and the Center For Women's Health for a preliminary injunction. So, for now, the law is blocked and unenforceable.
[H/T to Steph Harold, @IAmDrTiller]