WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas has asked a federal judge to reject a request to block enforcement of a new law restricting insurance coverage for abortions.
Those arguments come in a court filing Monday responding to the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge of a magistrate’s findings. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth Gale recommended the court deny the preliminary injunction because ACLU failed to present sufficient evidence its members will suffer irreparable harm.
Kansas argued the ACLU had ample time to assemble evidentiary support and failed to do so. It also contended the group presented no facts supporting its claim the statute was passed for an unconstitutional purpose.
Kansas prohibits insurance companies from offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans. Those who want abortion coverage would have to buy riders covering only abortion.