A new Kansas law restricting insurance coverage for elective abortions will remain in effect while a court challenge proceeds.

A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by the American Civil
Liberties Union to temporarily block the law, which was passed by the
Kansas Legislature this year.

Ruling in Wichita, U.S. Senior District Judge Wesley Brown found that
the ACLU failed to prove that the Legislature’s primary motive was to
create obstacles for women seeking an abortion. The law bans private
insurers from providing elective abortion coverage in Kansas unless the
procedure is necessary to save the mother’s life. The bill allows
coverage for abortion, but women have to buy a separate rider at
additional cost.

Source: The Kansas City Star