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Archive for Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Federal judge cancels hearing in Planned Parenthood case

July 6, 2011

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— A federal judge has postponed the first hearing in a lawsuit over a decision by Kansas to deny family planning funds to a Planned Parenthood chapter.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted a request from the state's attorneys to delay the hearing, which had been scheduled for Friday. The state's lawyers said they needed more time to prepare.

No new date was announced, but the judge set a conference with attorneys next week.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed the lawsuit over a state budget provision preventing it from receiving $331,000 in family planning dollars. The money can't be used to finance abortion services, but a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park performs abortions.

Comments

somedude20 3 years, 5 months ago

I find it funny that the state was allowed (or just did) to conjure up a bunch of outrageous new standards (that other clinics do not need or have to follow) and give the clinics less than two weeks to get ready for them but now the state wants extra time to get ready for the hearing.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 5 months ago

I'm thinking these new standards should have been in place for years and years. Liberals have blocked them at every turn and have refused to protect women from these butchers!

ivalueamerica 3 years, 5 months ago

hmm, this is the lawsuit being done at a high price by an outside law firm now asking for more time to prepare..meaning more billable hours.

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