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CIVIL RIGHTS
Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2012.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON CIVIL RIGHTS, January through May, 2012


Forward faux pas [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2012


Associated Press
ACLU seeks depositions on abortion coverage
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


Associated Press
Abortion foe Terry returning to Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Associated Press
Abortion clinic may drop federal suit
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Tim Carpenter
Abortion measure backed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


Associated Press
Abortion amendment formally introduced
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2012


Scott Rothschild
Repealer keeps anti-gay law on books
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Brownback addresses anti-abortion rally
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012


Dave Helling
Judges in Kansas contributed to anti-abortion political action committee-Donations to Kansans for Life aren't improper under current state laws
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2012


Associated Press
Kansas group to ask senators to repeal sodomy law
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2012


Adam Strunk
Opponents of sodomy law in Kansas seek to change it
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Abortion challenge goes to new judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Roxana Hegeman
Defense: ATF sting targeted black Kan. males
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
DA: Decision soon on abortion records
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2012


Rep. Barbara Bollier
Rep. Barbara Bollier: Reproductive health debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2012


Andy Marso
Committee hears bill on contraception info
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2012


Alex Garrison
Activist reflects on , looks ahead to feminist issues
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2012


Ken Stephens
Commission will be asked to look at gay bias issue
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Abortion hearings begin in House committee
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Bobby Burch
Advocates: California case could foreshadow kansas challenge
Ottawa Herald, 2/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Abortion activist's rubber stamp raises committee's ire
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Brad Cooper
Kansas abortion hearing gets testy
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2012


Ralph Baumgartner
Letter: Big government
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2012


Mary Sanchez
Presence of CPAC panelist raises troubling issues for GOP
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2012


Kansas City Star
Kansas abortion providers seek attorney fees, costs
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2012


Mary Sanchez
It's 2012 and we're still debating birth control?
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2012


Associated Press
Group mobilizes on religious 'freedom' bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012


Scott Rothschild
Brownback administration supports bill that critics say could invalidate Lawrence anti-discrimination ordinance
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2012


Tim Carpenter
Religious freedom bill evokes contrary views
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Jason Bennett
Kobach blasts immigrant worker bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012


Scott Rothschild
Brownback supports bill that critics say will allow discrimination
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2012


Steve Fry
D.A. won't file charges in abortion records destruction
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2012


Scott Rothschild
Lawrence ordinance at center of fight over Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2012


John Hanna
Judge revokes doctor's license in case of abortion referrals
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


John Hanna
Loss of license ordered in Kan. abortion case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Celebrate black history
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012


Charles E. Kerr Jr.
An assault on freedom
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Clark Goble
House panel's OK of religious freedom bill draws fire - Hutch group rep says it would nix ordinances that ban sex-orientation bias
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Ken Stephens
Discrimination reports slow after post is cut
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2012 [Newsbank article]


Robert E. Rutkowski
Letter: Wrong priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Suit against city alleges discrimination
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2012


Associated Press
House panel ponders abortion-related taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2012


Tim Carpenter
Political scientist: Laws create public empathy for gays, lesbians
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Discrimination suit filed against county
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Cal Thomas
Ultrasound vs. killing newborns
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Abortion bill raises KU Med accreditation concerns
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


Trey O'Hara
Fight prejudice
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Anti-abortion leader in Kansas endorses Paul
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2012


Contraception debate -Contraception, insurance facts lost amid a polarizing debate
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' contains more than tax issues
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2012


Andy Marso
Carlin: Anti-abortion advocates hypocritical on KNI plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2012


Ben Wearing
It's a brave new (gay) world
Salina Journal, 3/15/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Arguments set for discrimination case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Samantha Foster
House committee endorses anti-abortion bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Erin Mathews
Officials support gay bias measure -They'll recommend that Salina leaders expand list of 'protected' citizens
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2012 [Newsbank article]


Cole Mickens
Letter: Legal discrimination
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2012


Tim Dahlberg
Column: Ignorance, racism a losing combination-Tim Dahlberg
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Kansas abortion debate heads to cyberspace
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Scott Rothschild
'Wrongful birth' provision disputed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2012


Jason Probst
When you go after women, we all suffer
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Bills' threat raises debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2012


Gary Brunk
Bill hampers doctor-patient honesty
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2012


Tim Carpenter
Kansas African American Affairs Commission Black, white disparity focus of state report
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012

Kathie Moore
Writer looks at state's history, women
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2012


Andy Marso
House reaffirms religious conscience rights
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012

Tim Carpenter
House broadening abortion conscience clause
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2012


Chris Hunter
Kansas House tentatively limits anti-discrimination ordinances
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2012


Scott Rothschild
City's anti-discrimination ordinance said to be under attack in Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2012


Roxana Hegeman
Judge sides with ACLU in abortion ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2012


Scott Rothschild
House passes 'freedom' measure
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2012


John D. Montgomery
Religious protection -Irony in using religious freedom as reason to deny similar protection to GLBT people
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2012 [Newsbank article]


Brad Cooper
Kansas abortions decline again
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2012


Kansas City Star
Ruling supports challenge of Kansas abortion law
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2012


Aimee Patton
How to control women, create jobs
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2012


Kansas City Star
Kansas pays almost $597K to defend abortion laws
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2012


Johnny Dunlap II
It's about discrimination
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Advocates: Info campaign factor in abortion decline
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2012


Marge Ahrens
Letter: Protecting rights of women
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2012


Associated Press
Feds receive Kan. abortion complaint
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2012


David Gittrich
Letter: Contraception does not liberate women
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012


Lou Hoover
Letter: Contraception debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2012


Scott Rothschild
'Equity index' shows wide disparities in Kan. between whites, blacks
Lawrence Journal World, 4/8/2012

John Hanna
Planned Parenthood seeks end to criminal case
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012

Phil Anderson
Program identifies concerns of black Kansans
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2012


Johnny Dunlap II
Letter: House bill invites discrimination
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2012


John Hanna
Kan. abortion foes struggle to get bills passed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2012


Jon Powell
Reasoning flawed in opposition to changing antidiscrimination ordiance
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2012


Ken Stephens
Commission finalizes anti-bias report
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2012 [Newsbank article]


Kansas City Star
Women's rally at Kansas Capitol draws more than 200
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2012


Ron Stucky
Recheck Constitution
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2012 [Newsbank article]


Bob Layne
Prayer issue requires some reflection
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tom Mach
'War on women?' We've always had one
Ottawa Herald, 5/2/2012


Andy Marso
'Conscience bill' to be signed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


John Hanna
House bill retains anti-abortion provisions
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


The Star's editorial- A lack of concern
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
House passes bills aimed at abortion, sharia
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012


Bernice Nordhus
Letter: Year of the woman
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2012


Phyllis Walters
Letter: Battle not won
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Andy Marso
Mother speaks on case management bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Chris Hunter
Salina passes GLBT anti-discrimination ordinance
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Definition of abortion a key to 'conscience' bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Andy Marso
St. Francis: Plan B not an abortion drug
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


Elaina Murray
Letter: Marriage choices
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


Eric Smith
Pastor's anti-gay sermon creates firestorm
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2012


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