KFL Applauds KS Court of Appeals’ Refusal to Allow Telemedicine Abortions During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Kansans for Life applauds the Kansas Court of Appeals’ decision on April 10 rejecting the so-called “Trust Women” Wichita abortion clinic’s request to allow abortions by telemedicine because of the current health crisis.

Additionally, the grassroots organization thanks Attorney General Derek Schmidt for his continued strong defense of laws regulating telemedicine abortion.

“The state Court of Appeals on Good Friday denied the abortion clinic’s request to do dangerous telemedicine abortions during the pandemic. The court noted that Kansas law specifically prohibits such practices and even one of the Governor’s recent Executive Orders acknowledges this point,” stated Jeanne Gawdun, KFL Director of Government Relations.

Even with the Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt decision still in place and a threat to every reasonable abortion regulation in Kansas, now the abortion industry is attempting to use the COVID-19 health crisis as a reason to remove those safeguards.

Gawdun continued, “Kansas has become an abortion magnet under Governor Kelly. While other non-urgent medical procedures are being postponed, it is business as usual for the abortion industry in Kansas.”

National media on Monday noted “Trust Women” CEO Julie Burkhart’s claim that her Kansas abortion business last month saw a massive increase in women traveling from out-of-state.

KFL continues to call upon Governor Kelly to put the safety of Kansans above the profits of the abortion industry and to halt the Wichita abortion clinic’s operations during these uncertain times.