Kansas Planned Parenthood sues to keep tax funding
Topeka, KS, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has filed suit against the state of Kansas to restore $330,000 in funding that has been re-allocated to prioritize non-abortion providing health care centers.
The new law, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback in May, puts organizations that supply abortions at the bottom of the list of recipients of tax funds.
While Planned Parenthood claims that the funding goes to their Wichita and Hays clinics, which do not do abortions, these clinics are also known to be abortion referral clinics, or “feeder clinics,” that draw in potential abortion customers, then schedule them for abortions at Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park abortion mill.
“To say that the feeder clinics don’t have anything to do with abortions is an outrageous misrepresentation of the truth,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The Wichita and Hays clinics actually solicit abortion business for their Overland Park counterpart and serve as partners in the abortion business. Blocking funding to them is consistent with the federal law against spending tax money for abortions.”
Currently there is question as to whether Planned Parenthood will be able to continue doing abortions legally after July 1 in the first place. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood told reporters that the abortion clinic passed a recent inspection under another new Kansas law that mandates minimum health and safety standards for abortion clinics.
However, this afternoon the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a statement that appears to contradict Planned Parenthood’s assertions. “KDHE continues to review applications, and no applicant inspected thus far by KDHE has passed the inspection,” said the statement.
While the statement did not name specific facilities that had failed the inspections, the Planned Parenthood clinic was inspected last week.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park clinic will be in court on July 15 for motions in the massive 107 count criminal case against the abortion giant. The case has dragged on since 2007 and was blocked by the previous administration, which sought to protect Planned Parenthood from prosecution. The case is now moving forward.
“Just the fact that Planned Parenthood faces so many criminal charges is enough reason to stop propping them up with our tax-dollars,” said Newman. “It’s like giving tax-money to prop up Al Capone.”