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Inside Kansas City's newest abortion clinic

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A new Planned Parenthood in Kansas City, Kansas, opened in June, just after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Just a few months in, the demand for abortion services has become more than they can handle. Plus: How Hays, Kansas, became the pioneer for water conservation in the Midwest.

In June, amid political turmoil surrounding reproductive health rights across the country, Planned Parenthood Great Plains opened a new health center in Kansas City, Kansas. Since then — and after Kansas voters in August reaffirmed the right to an abortion — demand for services has skyrocketed. KCUR’s Noah Taborda reports that officials are now battling to ensure adequate care for patients.

Hays has become sort of the California of Kansas — a place where people don’t flush a toilet, linger in the shower or tend to a lawn without thinking about how much water they’re using. As climate change intensifies droughts, more cities in the Midwest might have to embrace a similar conservation sensibility. David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports.

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