Monday, June 27, 2011

Planned Parenthood Sues Kansas Over Funding Cut-Off

The New York Times: Planned Parenthood Fights Kansas' Move to Cut Off Funds, by Timothy Williams:

Kansas Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit in Kansas on Monday that said the state budget had violated its free speech and due process rights by preventing it from receiving federal family planning money. . . .

See also: The American Independent: Operation Rescue smears doctor who wants to open abortion clinic in Kansas, by Sofia Resnick:

 

In about six days, the number of operating abortion clinics in Kansas might shrink from three to zero, due to a recently passed law (PDF) relating to the licensure of abortion clinics. But just as anti-abortion-rights groups have been rejoicing, a family physician from Wichita is moving forward with her plans to try to open an abortion clinic in Wichita — possibly within the next 12 t0 18 months.

On Thursday, the Wichita Eagle ran a cover story about Dr. Mila Means, 54, who told the paper she plans to form a nonprofit andt raise around $1 million to open a clinic that will provide “early-term abortions.” . . .

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2011/06/planned-parenthood-sues-kansas-over-state-budget-measure-.html

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