Kansas Senate condemns New York abortion law

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's move to condemn New York's new law protecting abortion rights (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Republican legislators in Kansas are condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights with a resolution that would be sent to New York's governor and lawmakers.

The Kansas Senate adopted the resolution Thursday on a 27-13 vote. The measure goes next to the House, which is expected to approve it. The resolution decries the New York law as harmful to both "unborn children" and women.

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions in their home state but aren't sure of their options because the legal climate is uncertain.

Proposed constitutional amendment would outlaw abortions in Kansas

The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state constitution protects abortion rights in a lawsuit that could upend nearly a decade's worth of restrictions.

And so Kansas lawmakers are putting energy into condemning New York's law.

1 p.m.

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but aren't sure of their options because the state's legal climate is uncertain.

So in the meantime, they're putting their energy into condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights.

The Kansas Senate was expected to pass a resolution Thursday decrying the New York law as harmful to both "unborn children" and women. Abortion opponents across the nation have criticized the New York law as allowing abortions

But in Kansas, the public condemnation also highlights abortion opponents' anxiety over what the future holds in their state.

The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state constitution protects abortion rights. The lawsuit before it threatens to upend nearly a decade's worth of restrictions and stymie new ones.