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Planned Parenthood drops its lawsuit against state’s new abortion law

Separate suit by abortion providers that were denied a license continues

August 24, 2011

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— Planned Parenthood has dropped a lawsuit that it filed over new Kansas regulations for abortion providers shortly before it received a state license to continue performing abortions.

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood filed a one-paragraph notice Tuesday in federal court dropping the legal action.

Still pending is a separate lawsuit over the new regulations involving the state's two other abortion providers. Their case led a federal judge to block enforcement of the rules until a trial is finished.

The regulations were supposed to take effect July 1. They tell providers what equipment and drugs they must stock and set minimum space and temperature requirements for clinic rooms.

Planned Parenthood received a license hours after filing its lawsuit. The other two providers did not obtain licenses.

Comments

imastinker 3 years, 4 months ago

It's this kind of stuff that makes PP hard to take seriously.

"The regulations were supposed to take effect July 1. They tell providers what equipment and drugs they must stock and set minimum space and temperature requirements for clinic rooms."

I'm pretty sure every doctors office in the country has to comply with similar regulations. Why should abortion be any different?

Cody Ochs 3 years, 4 months ago

Exactly the point. To my knowledge, PP was in compliance with the standards set for physicians. The regulations raised the bar significantly on PP's clinics and gave them very little time to come into compliance with these stricter regulations.

Scribeoflight 3 years, 4 months ago

That is the point. They already were subject to the same regulations as every other doctor's office in the state. These regulations are more restrictive and specific. Why should abortion be any different?

Celeste Plitz 3 years, 4 months ago

You haven't been paying any attention to what has really happened, have you? Planned Parenthood is not at fault, here. They were always in compliance, the state tried to withhold the license and Planned Parenthood called them on it. The other clinics were also in compliance with the rules and regulations as set by the Medical community, they just didn't have the extra stuff that PP does, so were forced to close due to the new law. The only purpose behind this new law is to shut down clinics that perform abortions. End of story. I find it unbelievable that even with the other, MAJOR problems the state faces, they choose to go after a couple of clinics that perform abortions instead of figuring out things like the budget and unemployment. Seriously. The state needs to get their priorities straight.

verity 3 years, 4 months ago

It seems that a lot of Kansans vote single issue (anti-abortion). This is a vote getter for those politicians who appear to be anti-abortion.

meggers 3 years, 4 months ago

I'm guessing they are trying to mitigate the legal costs they are incurring all over the country at the hands of dictatorial governors and legislatures trying to circumvent federal law.

There is a Huffington Post article about it today: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/planned-parenthood-defunding_n_935134.html

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