A federal judge has set a hearing to determine the status of a lawsuit over federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood in Kansas.
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Tuesday scheduled for a status conference by telephone for May 12 in the case.
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An appeals court panel ruled in March that Kansas can strip two clinics of federal family planning money while Planned Parenthood moves forward with its challenge of a state law it says is retaliation for its advocacy of abortion rights.
At issue in the case is money distributed to states under a federally financed family planning program. Kansas appealed a lower court’s order to fund the clinics until the case was resolved.