Former Dodge City Clinic Withdraws From Funding Suit

Feb 11, 2013

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.

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.

The move has no effect on the claims by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

The lawsuit stems from a Kansas law that requires the state to give federal family planning money, also called Title X funds, to public health departments and hospitals before specialty clinics like women's health centers.  

The Dodge City clinic never provided abortion services, but lost about 40 percent of its funding under the law.