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Court Rules Kansas Can Withhold Funding From Planned Parenthood During Lawsuit


The two Kansas clinics that will be stripped of federal funding for the time being do not provide abortions. Only one Planned Parenthood location in Kansas provides abortions, which does not receive federal family planning funding.

In 2011 U.S. District Court J. Thomas Marten blocked the Kansas law, arguing that the law unfairly punished Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights. He had ordered Kansas to fund the clinics in the meantime.