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Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri v. Brownback

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri v. Brownback

Challenge to a Kansas law eliminating Title X funding for women's health clinics that provide abortion care. In October 2011, the U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the bill; on June 29, 2012, that injunction was extended to cover similar restrictions included in the State’s budget for FY 2013. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the district court’s temporary injunction and sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings. The 10th Circuit’s review was limited to the temporary injunction and was not a ruling on the constitutional questions at issue in the case. Final Outcome: Following the 10th Circuit’s ruling, Planned Parenthood dropped its challenge to the law and agreed to a dismissal of the suit with prejudice, meaning that the case cannot be refiled. (See the law here. See the district court's opinion here. See the district court's extension here. See the circuit court’s opinion here.)