Kansas attorney general asks court to delay action on major abortion case
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. - Courtesy Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office/TNS/TNS

Kansas Attorney Derek Schmidt is asking the state Supreme Court to pause his appeal of an abortion case he filed three months ago until Kansans vote on a proposed constitutional amendment next summer. In July, Schmidt appealed a Shawnee County court decision that struck down a ban on what abortion opponents call “dismemberment abortions.” But in a request filed Wednesday, Schmidt asked for a delay in the proceedings until Kansas voters decide in August whether to amend the state constitution to remove the right to an abortion. “Proceeding with this appeal while a vote on the Value Them Both Am...