Wichita officials seek to restrict abortion amid outbreak

April 02, 2020 - 7:40 am

Officials in the Wichita area took a step toward halting abortions amid the coronavirus outbreak. Sedgwick County commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a recommendation to restrict abortion clinics to only essential medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic, a move to stop abortions at the Trust Women Wichita Clinic. State officials are expected to shoot down the proposal. The Kansas Supreme Court last year declared access to abortion a "fundamental" right under the state constitution. Gov. Laura Kelly said health care clinics will be considered essential because women's reproductive health is an essential need.   

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