Dr. Herbert Hodes, a Kansas ob-gyn, has a patient who is 18 1/2 weeks pregnant and has ruptured membranes. The pregnancy, he says, will not survive, and if the woman continues it, she will get an infection. He saw her on Thursday, but because of Kansas’s 24-hour waiting period, he wasn’t able to perform an abortion. And on Friday, absent a last-minute injunction, he will lose his abortion license.
Michelle Goldberg on what’s happening in Kansas, which on Thursday nearly became the first state in the country without an abortion provider.
Rachel Maddow had an excellent segment about this on June 30: