WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas has lost the federal planning money it stripped from Planned Parenthood and another unaffiliated clinic since winning its legal fight to defund the organization.
The federal government reduced its Title X funding to the state by about the $370,000 annually in Title X money that two Planned Parenthood facilities in Wichita and Hays and an unaffiliated clinic in Dodge City had been receiving.
Medical providers say that means low-income patients are finding it harder to access birth control, cancer screenings and other reproductive health care services..
Patients in Ellis and Ford counties where clinics closed still have no Title X medical provider there to serve poor families.
Kansas also cut the amount of family planning funding that Sedgwick County Health Department had previously received.