Two Overland Park doctors seek to challenge Kansas' new abortion law, which goes into effect Monday

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing for Thursday in a lawsuit filed by two doctors against the state's new abortion law.

Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser want Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty to block the state's enforcement of the entire law, which is scheduled to take effect Monday.

Hodes and Nauser perform abortions at their health center in Overland Park.

The first hearing in their case is set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The law bans sex-selection abortions, blocks tax breaks for abortion providers, prohibits providers from furnishing materials or instructors for public school courses and spells out the information that must be provided to patients before abortions.

A separate federal lawsuit from Planned Parenthood is also challenging portions of the law.
 

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