By giving abortion providers little time to comply with new regulations, “Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration created significant legal problems for Kansas,” wrote John Hanna of the Associated Press. Two Kansas City-area clinics that were denied licenses have sued, arguing that the state violated their constitutional right to due legal process by giving them less than two weeks to comply with strict new rules. Though abortion opponents often note how South Carolina’s clinic regulations have survived a court challenge, Hanna pointed out that South Carolina allowed existing clinics to be licensed as long as the clinics had a plan to come into compliance within two years.
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