Kansas will not be allowed to cut off the funding of two planned parenthood locations. On July 5, 2016, Julie Robinson, who is a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling in the lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri also the office out of St. Louis according to Fox News.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment originally planned to cut off funding for cancer screenings and exams for patients that received their health coverage through the state’s Medicaid the program.
Federal courts also have blocked other states from cutting off funding from their Planned Parenthood programs. These states include Arizona, Arkansas, Utah, and Louisiana.
The attorneys for Planned Parenthood contend it is targeted because they perform abortions as a service. Kansas officials have already prevented Planned Parenthood from receiving family planning reimbursement for services that are non-abortion related. The health department officials had previously obtained videos that were filmed by anti-abortion activists that showed planned parenthood employees in other area discussing how they handled fetal tissues.
By Brandy Combs
Edited by Cathy Milne
Fox News: Federal judge blocks Kansas from cutting Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood
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