Jun 27, 2011

Planned Parenthood goes to court with KANSAS over federal funds

Planned Parenthood sues Kan. officials over funds
Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over a provision in Kansas' next state budget preventing it from receiving federal family planning dollars.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. It alleges the provision, urged by abortion opponents, violates the organization's free speech and due process rights.
The provision says the state's portion of federal family planning dollars must go first to public health departments and hospitals. Planned Parenthood expects the provision to cost it $330,000.
Read more from the Wichita Eagle including comments...

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been waging a war against abortion providers... his latest trick has been to write regulations so picky that the few physician clinics in the state can't comply... so he can shut them down.  Is this another move for Republicans to lean on clinics and advisors like PP to run them out of business...even though abortion is legal in the US?

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