(November 16, 2023) Topeka, KS—Attorney General Kris Kobach will be asking the Kansas Court of Appeals to reverse a district court judge’s temporary injunction blocking important informed consent provisions of the Woman’s Right to Know Act.
On October 30, the judge singlehandedly stopped enforcement of protections guaranteed to women by the Woman’s Right to Know Act for over 25 years, leaving them even more vulnerable to a predatory abortion industry.
“We commend the Attorney General for standing against this unprecedented attack on a woman’s right to information and her freedom from being pressured into an abortion,” said Danielle Underwood, Communications Director of Kansans for Life. “The abortion industry’s profits are not more important than a woman’s informed consent.”
Woman’s Right to Know safeguards blocked from enforcement by the injunction include:
- Policies that ensure a woman is informed she has the right to change her mind and withdraw her consent to the abortion
- 24-hour waiting period to allow a woman time and space before making a life-altering decision
- Access to view her ultrasound or hear the heartbeat, at no additional expense to her
- Information about abortion alternatives, medical risks and complications
- Gestational age of the preborn child at the time the abortion is to be performed
- Disclosure regarding whether the abortion provider has received any disciplinary actions by the state board of healing arts
- Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) information, which has been shown to be an effective life-saving medical intervention credited with saving over 4,000 babies
KFL is awaiting information regarding when action will take place on the appeal of the injunction and will issue updates as they become available.