Planned Parenthood en Planned Parenthood Ordered To Pay For Appealing District Court Order <p>A federal appeals court has ordered Planned Parenthood to pay Kansas the costs of an appeal over family planning funds.</p><p>The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded the state $1,350 Wednesday for its costs of appealing a district court order.</p><p>An appeals court panel ruled in March that Kansas can strip two clinics of federal family planning money while Planned Parenthood moves forward with its challenge of a state law it calls retaliation for its advocacy of abortion rights.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:51:52 +0000 Associated Press 33834 at Brownback Resisting 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Measure <p>Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders are resisting a group's effort to include an "fetal heartbeat" abortion measure on the agenda for legislators in September.<br><br>Gov.&nbsp;Brownback is calling lawmakers into special session on September 3 to rewrite the state's "Hard 50" criminal sentencing law.<br> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:23:21 +0000 Associated Press 21218 at With New Rules For Abortion Providers In Effect, Planned Parenthood's Lawsuit Continues <a href="" class="asset-audio"></a><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In June, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:20:45 +0000 Alex Smith 19756 at Kansas Abortion Lawsuit Now On Federal Fast Track <p></p><p>The chief federal judge for Kansas has set what she considers an aggressive schedule for a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood against parts of a new state abortion law. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:02:42 +0000 Associated Press 19738 at U.S. Chief Judge Vratil Considers Whether To Block Parts Of New Kansas Abortion Bill <p>Kansas is heading back to court to defend new restrictions on abortion providers.&nbsp; The state has already spent more than $758,000 on private attorneys in lawsuits over anti-abortion laws.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:39:09 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 19470 at Planned Parenthood Tries To Stop Full Enforcement Of New Law <p>A federal judge in Kansas will hear arguments this week on Planned Parenthood's request to stop parts of the state's new abortion restrictions from taking effect in July.<br><br>Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.<br><br>Planned Parenthood wants Vratil to issue a temporary order against enforcement of parts of the new law.<br> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:35:37 +0000 Associated Press 19400 at Kansas House Passes Bill Restricting Abortion Providers' Funding, Access To Schools <p>The state House has given final approval to a bill that restricts funding, access to schools, and further regulates abortion providers.</p><p><a href="">House bill 2253</a> passed on a 92-31 vote Wednesday and now heads to the Senate. Republican leaders there are promising their chamber will now consider the bill quickly.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:14:52 +0000 Associated Press 14439 at Former Dodge City Clinic Withdraws From Funding Suit <p>The Dodge City Family Planning Clinic is trying to withdraw from a lawsuit that challenges a state law that strips federal funds from family planning clinics in Wichita, Hays and Dodge City.</p><p>A filing with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday shows the parties have entered into an agreement to dismiss the Dodge City clinic from the suit. The clinic closed on December 31.</p><p>The move has no effect on the claims by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:04:20 +0000 Associated Press & Associated Press 12547 at