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.
In June, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. But the lawsuit that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed on June 20 isn't about the freedom to perform abortions. It’s about freedom of speech.