Group to sue over new Kan. abortion clinic rules

October 27, 2011 - 3:55 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national abortion rights group says it will sue over the latest regulations in Kansas for abortion providers.

At issue are restrictions mandated by the Legislature but that Kansas officials eased to placate abortion providers who already persuaded a federal judge to block the earlier version. The state health department published the revised set Thursday.

But the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights says the revised health and safety regulations are still unreasonable. The group says it may amend its original lawsuit over the earlier version or file a new one.

The rules are scheduled to take effect Nov. 14.

The center represents Dr. Herbert Hodes (HOH'-dees) and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser. They perform abortions and provide other services in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.