TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Planned Parenthood official says the group may go back to federal court to force the state of Kansas to turnover federal funds for non-abortion family planning services immediately.
CEO Peter Brownlie told The Associated Press on Thursday that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri believes the state isn’t complying with an Aug. 1 order from U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten of Wichita.
Marten’s order blocked a provision of the state budgetpreventing Planned Parenthood from receiving the federal funds.
Brownlie says the state was obligated to comply immediately. He said the group is consulting with its attorneys.
State officials didn’t immediately respond to Brownlie’s comments, but the attorney general’s office has appealed Marten’sruling.