Planned Parenthood sues to stop Kansas funding ban

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal court to block Kansas from cutting off its federal funding, after winning a similar injunction Friday in Indiana.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed a lawsuit Monday that seeks to prevent Kansas from implementing a provision of the state budget that would cut off federal funding.

According to the group's brief, Kansas blocked federal money from going to organizations that specialize in family planning without also providing primary and preventive care. The provision would cut off funding to all Planned Parenthood clinics, even those that do not provide abortions, the group says.

A federal judge on Friday granted Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction to stop the state of Indiana from enforcing a law designed to cut off Planned Parenthood's federal funding in that state.