Federal suit over Kan. abortion law on fast track

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - If all goes according to schedule, the chief federal judge for Kansas will have a  hearing July 29 on the merits of Planned Parenthood's legal challenge to a new state abortion law.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil announced the schedule Monday, as most of the law took effect.

Under her schedule, the parties must finish filing written legal arguments by July 22.

Planned Parenthood is challenging provisions that require patients to receive information before their pregnancies are terminated about the ability of the fetus to feel pain and that abortion ends the life of a separate human being.

There's also a new rule about the content of providers' websites, but that's been blocked by a state judge.


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