Archive for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kansas appeals ruling in Planned Parenthood case

August 9, 2011


— The state of Kansas has asked an appeals court to stay a judge's order blocking enforcement of a law stripping a Planned Parenthood chapter of federal family planning funds.

A notice of appeal filed Tuesday with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals seeks to stay the injunction issued last week by U.S District Judge J. Thomas Marten while it appeals.

Marten ruled the statute was unconstitutional because it intended to punish Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri for advocating abortion rights and would likely be overturned. He also found that the law unconstitutionally imposed additional restrictions on a federally-funded program.

Marten's temporary injunction blocked enforcement of the state statute and ordered the state to continue its funding until the case was decided.

The state contends Marten erred in that decision.


tolawdjk 6 years, 9 months ago

When you don't like the answer Mom gives you, go ask Dad.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 9 months ago

Our children could learn to discuss openly:

  • Abortion
  • Birth Control
  • Body Image
  • Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)
  • Men's Sexual Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender * Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Women's Health

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 9 months ago

We don't want our children to be given wrong information or ammoral information by the State. Issues like abortion, birth control, body image, emergency contraception, men's health, pregnancy, relationships, sex, deviant sexuality cannot be discussed without a moral and values context. Christian parents are informed by God's word the Bible about these issues! The state by funding organizations like Planned Parenthood is endorsing a morality that is directly opposed to traditional family values and morality. A 'new morality" that has not worked over the last 30 years just look at all the broken homes and relationships! We need to return to the Bible and it's moral direction for our lives.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 9 months ago

"We don't want our children to be given wrong information or ammoral information by the State."

Then quit trying to force them to.

jafs 6 years, 9 months ago

Actually, that's simply not true.

All of those issues can be discussed as health issues by state agencies, and parents/families/churches/spiritual communities/etc. can provide the morals/values part of the equation.

Should work just fine.

Pastor_Bedtime 6 years, 9 months ago

Nope. Keep your fictional text to yourself. Before you subject us to your absolutist view of theology you should take a look at all of your Christian cohorts who've victimized others through faith: Jim Jones, Jim Baker, Warren Jeffs to name just a few. Clean up your own house before you take the white gloves to mine. Tolerance is a two way street ~ the more you bible-thumpers dictate your morality on others, the less likely you'll find that others will want to continue your churches' tax exempt status.

deec 6 years, 9 months ago

"...abortion, birth control, body image, emergency contraception, men's health..." Which chapters and verses specifically mention these? Is that in there near the parts where men aren't to sit on furniture a menstruating woman sat on and whatnot? Or maybe the part where the guy gives his virgin daughters to the mob to gang rape? Or is it by the part where god kills off all the first born sons? Maybe its in with the part about the king and his hundreds of wives and concubines!

Paul R Getto 6 years, 9 months ago

The womb is not a political or moral playground; stay out of it and worry about jobs and the budget.

verity 6 years, 9 months ago

What Madcow said.

Make stupid unilateral (and apparently illegal) decisions that cost us money, then double down and make more stupid decisions that cost us more money.

Never thought I'd say this, but I do long for the good ol' days. You know, when intelligence and wisdom was sought after, and stupidity was not something to be admired and emulated.

I wouldn't give up my technology though.

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