Kansas will give Planned Parenthood its money after all
Planned Parenthood’s Hays, Kansas, clinic has been spared. The organization had said it would shutter the facility on Friday if Kansas didn’t hand over $330,000 of federal funds that the state was obligated to give them. Earlier this summer, the Kansas Legislature diverted the money to public health departments and hospitals. On Tuesday a federal judge ordered Kansas to reinstate the money.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that it will release the funds to the Hays clinic and to one in Wichita. The Associated Press reports that the clinics provide cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing for low-income communities. Neither clinic provides abortions.