Abortion Litigation Heats up in Kansas
Planned Parenthood sues to stop Kansas’ Title X tax money from being prioritized to full-serve facilities
Last Monday, Planned Parenthood (PP) filed suit in federal court to force the state of Kansas to give PP nearly one-third million dollars in tax money.
This is money PP grabbed annually, but it is taxpayer money that pays for services that can be adequately performed in other medical settings.
The newly approved Kansas budget directs that family planning services financed in any way under “Title X” federal rules must be contracted primarily with public health clinics and secondarily with qualified non-public hospitals or health centers that provide comprehensive health care– both primary and preventative.
In plain language, Kansas wants to support the local health clinics that see patients of all ages and provide a wide range of services including immunizations, screenings, physicals, and referrals. These health clinics are easily accessible, important to a community, and serve the poor. By definition of their limited practices, Planned Parenthood fails in this mission.
Kansas law for inspection-based abortion business licensing is put on hold
Kansas’ new abortion facility licensure law went into effect Friday, July 1, but by 4pm, a court-order granted a temporary injunction against the entire law until a trial is held. See KFL press release here.
The 2 Kansas abortion businesses that did not undergo the required inspection from the state health division (KDHE), joined in filing a lawsuit claiming
there wasn’t enough time to comply with new regulations,
the regulations were unneeded and onerous, and
the entire endeavor is a plan to end abortion in Kansas.
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