Kansas attorney general says ectopic pregnancy treatment not abortion; lawmakers could change that
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. - Courtesy Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office/TNS/TNS

Treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is not considered an abortion in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in anopinion released Friday. Schmidt, a Republican running for governor, echoed statements made by groups promoting a constitutional amendment removing the right to an abortion from the state constitution when he said passage of the amendment would hold no impact on treatment for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages or stillbirths. Kansas voters will decide on the amendment, which would allow the Legislature to pass new restrictions on abortion up to a total ban, next month. Schmidt’s ...