Monday, December 8, 2014

Planned Parenthood drops lawsuit in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- A lawsuit filed by Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood against provisions of the Kansas Woman’s Right to Know Act has been dismissed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Schmidt’s office has been defending a 2013 amendment to the Kansas law that requires facilities in the business of performing abortions, that also maintain a website, to include a link on their homepages to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Woman’s Right to Know website to allow access to informed consent materials.

The case was scheduled for trial this week.

“On the eve of trial, Planned Parenthood dropped its lawsuit and gave up its challenge to Kansas law,” Schmidt said. “Our office will continue to defend properly enacted Kansas laws when they are challenged in court.”

The Joint Stipulation to Dismiss was filed yesterday. The case dismissed was Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, Inc., et al. v. Kimberly J. Templeton, M.D., et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Case No. 13-CV-2302-KHV-KGG.