Crime and Courts
10:51 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Planned Parenthood Ordered To Pay For Appealing District Court Order

A federal appeals court has ordered Planned Parenthood to pay Kansas the costs of an appeal over family planning funds.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded the state $1,350 Wednesday for its costs of appealing a district court order.

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.

At issue in the case is money distributed to states under a federally financed family planning program.

Kansas appealed U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten’s order to fund the clinics until the case was resolved.

A status conference by telephone has been set for May 12th in the case.