Planned Parenthood of Kansas Mid-Missouri is without a Title X contract for services in Kansas this year because it does not provide primary and preventative care; yet it wants the state to rescue its failing Kansas clinics to the tune of an immediate $80 thousand dollars– all before any services are rendered.
In today’s federal court filing, Planned Parenthood demands Kansas pay a financial penalty, including a fine of $1000 “for each day that the contempt continues” for “causing Planned Parenthood to suffer considerable ongoing harm.”
Planned Parenthood claims to be “facing the imminent closure of its health center in Hays, Kansas…and it is currently operating at an enormous monthly loss in both Hays and Wichita simply to keep its health centers open.”
Earlier filings point out Planned Parenthood lost approximately $264,000 (corrected) on both clinics last year, which is why they are so desperate to get Title X money of approx $330,000 .
Planned Parenthood is demanding quarterly pre-payment the way they were formerly funded and rebuffing temporary monthly payment-after-services, as offered in a formal compromise offered by the state last Friday. The state
- had asked for a clarification of funding ordered to Planned Parenthood by Judge Thomas Marten on Aug.1, and re-ordered Aug. 17;
- offered partial funding that would be refunded when the state wins the lawsuit; and
- requires that Planned Parenthood post a bond.
Planned Parenthood attorneys argue the request for bond is late and unnecessary, but since their businesses are in the red, it seems a wise requirement. After all, it is the state ‘s public health department which would suffer the loss if Planned Parenthood defaults.
With an activist judge leading the charge, and the resources of three high-powered law firms, Planned Parenthood continues to demand taxpayer’s money that the business is not legally qualified to receive.