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Fri May 24, 2019, 06:29 AM

Kansas Paid Outside Law Firms $899,000 In Losing Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood

A day after Kansas notified Planned Parenthood in May 2016 that it would cut off its participation in Medicaid, the nonprofit group sued to block the move.

So Kansas hired three high-powered East Coast law firms to defend it in a case that would slog on for nearly three years before Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration agreed to drop the termination effort in April.

The case dates back to the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican who vowed to defund Planned Parenthood after he accused it of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue.

The state’s legal defense cost taxpayers at least $899,000, according to records obtained by KCUR through the Kansas Open Records Act.

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-paid-outside-law-firms-899000-losing-effort-defund-planned-parenthood#stream/0

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TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
Ohiogal May 2019 #1

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Fri May 24, 2019, 06:48 AM

1. Just think of all the good

that nine hundred K could have done to help serve patients at PP clinics in Kansas. Disgusting.

I am so happy that Kansas seems to be on the right track with this issue. If only my home state would follow suit.....

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