Few answers in wake of Planned Parenthood case

Planned Parenthood (KSN File Photo)
Planned Parenthood (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is saying little about the fate of its clinics in Hays and Wichita after dropping a legal challenge to a Kansas law that stripped them of federal family planning money.

The clinics provide reproductive health care for more than 5,700 people. On Monday, a federal court formally closed the case at Planned Parenthood’s request.

Kansas health officials say they are looking to make sure people across the state have access to family planning.

Defunding Planned Parenthood leaves Ellis County without a Title X health care provider.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment suggests the Sedgwick County Health Department could fill the gap in Wichita. But it is unclear how Sedgwick County could immediately absorb more than double its patient population to meet those family planning needs.

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