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Kansas releases funds at issue in lawsuit to Planned Parenthood

September 7, 2011

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— 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.

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pace 3 years, 3 months ago

maybe Brownback should find private funds to pay for all the legal fees the state is incurring to defend against the state's acts to block citizens of their legal rights, to block people from being able to vote, to fight open health insurance access and to skirt labor laws. It is a pity he has unlimited tax money to throw away on his religions and cultural wars. He should tap the Koch brothers, if they can afford those family friendly grassroots ads against Obama they should back these foolish laws our state is spitting out like bad water.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Would you say the same if it were a pro-abortion governor defending her position? No--that is not the way the system works--when you have the control of the gov't you use that control to further your own position. Sorry but the pro-lifers have the majority in the Legislature and they have elected a pro-life governor! So they will use the full extent of the legal system to defend the duly passed pro-life laws in court.

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