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Two of Douglas County’s top law enforcement officials have reached an agreement following a long dispute over access to information contained in deputies’ personnel files.
Before she got an abortion last year, Bulaong Ramiz said she never saw herself as someone who would do so. But when the time came, she chose herself and her then-2-year-old daughter who needed her.
Lin Marando said her abusive partner drove her to Overland Park for her abortion four years ago. Her decision was nuanced and informed by her own life and body: she was only 20, and she has cystic fibrosis, making her pregnancy high risk.
Though she chose to give birth after both of her pregnancies, Joe Cheray valued her ability to make those decisions in her reproductive health journey, especially since her bodily autonomy has been stolen by men starting at an early age and throughout her life.
Two Lawrence women who faced unintended pregnancies in their 30s — one in a thriving, long-term marriage and the other in the midst of a toxic and abusive relationship — shared their personal accounts of ending their pregnancies by abortion.
In early 2009, Sarah Smith wanted to be pregnant — but she had two pregnancies that could have been fatal for her. Life-saving health care enabled her to have three more children.
In May 2017, Kayla Deere thought she had passed the halfway point of her pregnancy when abnormal sonogram findings alerted her doctor to complications.
If the baby survived birth, he might only live for seconds, minutes, hours, a day. And he would experience trauma.
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, voters statewide will decide on an issue that could permanently change Kansans’ health care rights.
Who’s getting abortions in Kansas? Here are some stats, plus answers to some FAQs about the amendment vote and what it means.
When she first ran for election to the Lawrence school board more than a decade ago, Shannon Kimball wanted to help her community and her city’s public schools. Her most recent term has shown her a side of the job she hadn’t seen before.
“We could’ve killed him, gone home and had dinner. That’s how strong the hate was,” Sakeim Dowdell recalled, 52 years after a Lawrence police officer shot and killed his younger brother, Rick “Tiger” Dowdell.
Indigenous community members at a panel event Thursday discussed the history that lies below the surface of recent abortion bans — including mass sterilization in the 1960s and 70s — and how Indigenous people will be overwhelmingly affected by the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
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