On August 1, 2011, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Kansas blocked a Kansas law that would have prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding. Plaintiffs argued that the law would impose additional restrictions on qualifying for the federal funding, which could close centers and raise fees. Previously, the District Court had issued a preliminary injunction to prevent another Kansas regulation from going into effect. That regulation would have required abortion clinics to obtain a license prior to performing services.
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