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This Week: Medical files
This Week
July 29, 2005

This week on NOW:

In a controversial reading of the state's statutory rape law, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has pushed to mandate reporting of any sexual activity of people under the age of 16 and subpoenaed medical records of abortion patients. Kline maintains he just wants to enforce the law and protect children, but critics charge that he's attacking a woman's right to an abortion and putting more kids at risk. NOW examines Kline's policies, which have made Kansas ground-zero for the reproductive rights debate in America. The report looks at both sides of the issue and at the implications for the nation.

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Minors and Medical Records

Choice in the Courts

Attorneys General Resource Map

Teenagers and Pregnancy

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World of Women


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What the Matter with Kansas? (19:56)


What's the Matter with Kansas?
Producer: Kathleen Hughes
Editor: Kathi Black

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