Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Kansas Federal Judge Rules Abortion Clinic Doctors Not Required to Report Underage Sex between Consenting Youths
A Federal District Court Judge ruled Tuesday that abortion clinic doctors and other professionals are not required under Kansas law to report underage sex between consenting youths. In making its ruling, the court rejected the argument by the Kansas Attorney General that a 1982 Kansas law requiring doctors, teachers and others to alert the state and law enforcement about potential child abuse covers consensual sex between minors and applies to abortion clinics, and other health professionals and teachers. It is not certain whether the ruling will be appealed. Source. Roxana Hegeman, AP, chron.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited April 19, 2006, reo).