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Judge Blocks Kansas From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Judge Blocks Kansas From Defunding Planned Parenthood
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By    |   Wednesday, 06 July 2016 01:33 PM EDT

A federal judge Wednesday blocked the state of Kansas' attempt to cut off Medicaid funding from two Planned Parenthood clinics, the Washington Examiner reports.

The state set out to ensure federal dollars weren't used for abortions. However, U.S District Judge Julie Robinson's temporary order said Planned Parenthood is a qualified Medicaid provider.

Gov. Sam Brownback is committed to moving forward with litigation to block the abortion provider from getting taxpayer dollars, a spokeswoman said.

"We promised to fight Gov. Brownback's fool's errand in his attempt to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, and today marks one more step forward in defending access for patients," Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri President Laura McQuade said in a written statement obtained by the Examiner.

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A federal judge Wednesday blocked the state of Kansas' attempt to cut off Medicaid funding from two Planned Parenthood clinics, the Washington Examiner reports.
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