Planned Parenthood is Defunded in Kansas After Finally Dropping Legal Battle
Planned Parenthood is a ridiculously profitable organization, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars every year. But they still feel entitled to hundreds of millions more from the taxpayers, which is why they fought Kansas for years after a bill was passed defunding them. Fortunately for taxpayers though, they eventually gave up, and now will be losing their taxpayer funding.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri abandoned its legal challenge Friday to a Kansas law that strips two of its clinics of hundreds of thousands of federal taxpayer dollars.
Kansas lawmakers had passed a bill in 2011 that required tax dollars from Title X, a federal family planning program, to first be allocated to public health departments, hospitals, and community groups that do not provide abortions.
As Christian News reports, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled 2-1 in March that Kansas officials may strip Planned Parenthood of Title X funding, against the organization’s arguments that this violated its rights to free speech and association.
The federal appeals court ruling reversed the earlier ruling of Judge Thomas Marten in August of 2011, which forced Kansas to continue to fund Planned Parenthood while the case was being litigated.
This is a huge victory, considering that polls have shown again and again that Americans don’t want their taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood. Aside from the fact that Planned Parenthood makes plenty of money on their own, it can’t be overstated that they are in the business of one thing, and that’s abortion, try as they might to convince everyone otherwise.