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Reason to be suspicious about abortion rules

Abortion providers in Kansas have reason to question the motive behind and fairness of a new law imposing additional health and safety standards and a special licensing process on the abortion clinics. The providers didn't receive the latest version of the clinic regulations until this week, and inspections already have started. They are concerned that they won't be given enough time to make any changes needed to meet the new standards. Though anti-abortion legislators say the new law is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women, it looks like a backdoor way to try to close clinics.