Topeka A Planned Parenthood official says Kansas has forwarded about $58,000 in federal funds, part of a larger amount that's the subject of a lawsuit.
CEO Peter Brownlie told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri received the money late last week, three days after a federal judge ordered the state to continue paying the group.
The funds help Planned Parenthood provide non-abortion services to low-income patients.
Legislators added a provision to this year's state budget designed to prevent any of the funds from going to Planned Parenthood. The group sued, arguing it was being punished for advocating abortion rights.
A judge agreed and blocked the provision's enforcement. The state appealed his ruling and had sought to avoid making payments while the appeal was pending.