Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Kansas Federal Court Considers Whether Health Professionals and Educators Required to Report All Sexual Activity of Persons Under 16
A class action lawsuit began Monday in Federal District Court in Wichita, Kansas to determine whether a Kansas law that bars virtually all sexual activity by people younger than 16 requires health care professionals and educators to report such behavior to state authorities. The lawsuit was triggered by an opinion by Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline in 2003. The Attorney General’s efforts to obtain abortion clinic records is also being challenged in this action. Source: Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times, Austin American Statesman, statesman.com. A detailed story about this case can be found here (last visited February 1, 2006, reo).