Mich. Physicians Group Seeks Standing In Kan. Abortion Case
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists is seeking to appeal a federal court ruling that temporarily blocked the Kansas law, the Kansas City Star reports. Meanwhile, the effort by abortion opponents in Massachusetts could be a complication for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Kansas City Star: Michigan Group Wants To Appeal Kansas Abortion Rules Injunction
An out-of-state group of physicians opposed to abortion is trying to nudge its way into the legal battle over new Kansas rules for abortion clinics. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists wants to intervene in the lawsuit and appeal the federal court ruling that temporarily blocked Kansas from imposing new licensing rules for abortion providers.The group, based in Michigan, is represented by the son of one the nation's leading opponents of abortion, Phyllis Schlafly. The motion puts the group at odds with state attorneys who've been criticized for not appealing the ruling (Cooper, 8/3).
The Boston Globe: Abortion Foes Target Romney's Law
Mitt Romney, who has struggled to persuade some social conservatives that he is a committed opponent of abortion rights, could face a new headache from his home state's leading antiabortion group, which is launching a ballot campaign to repeal the universal health care law that he signed in 2006. Anne Fox, president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, said yesterday that repealing the law is a "pro-life" issue because the law could lead to what she said would be the rationing of prenatal care and other medical services (Levenson, 8/3).