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Judge's Ruling Forces Planned Parenthood to Repay State

November 16, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

A circuit court judge has ordered Planned Parenthood of Missouri to return all state funds. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Judge Byron Kinder of Cole County ruled that Planned Parenthood can no longer receive state funds, and must return what they have already received. Spokesman for Planned Parenthood, Peter Brownlie, says the loss of money will have an effect ...

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Contents: BROWNLIE SAYS PLANNED PARENTHOOD WILL MISS THE MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND THE PROGRAM RECEIVES FROM THE STATE -- BUT MOST AFFECTED, WILL BE THE WOMEN IN MISSOURI.

Brownlie says Planned Parenthood plans an appeal of Judge Kinder's decision. Kinder found the program in violation of a state law that orders Planned Parenthood to be seperate from its affiliated abortion providers.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


A Cole County judge has ruled that Planned Parenthood is in violation of a state law prohibiting the program from being affiliated with abortion providers. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Judge Byron Kinder says the program unlawfully shares name, facilities, and expenses with their abortion provider. Sam Lee, director of Campaign Life, says the ruling begins a new argument in the abortion issue ...

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Contents: LEE SAYS THE DECISION IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO LOOK INTO WHETHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DECIDE TO WITHOLD TAX DOLLARS FROM SUCH PROGRAMS.

Judge Kinder's ruling forces Missouri Planned Parenthood to give back just over 100-thousand dollars to the state. Planned Parenthood plans to appeal.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Planned Parenthood must pay back Missouri over 100-thousand dollars after a circuit court judge's ruling. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Judge Byron Kinder of Cole County says the family planning program is unlawfully sharing name, facilities, and expenses with their provider. Peter Brownlie, of Planned Parenthood, says the program will continue as usual ...

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Contents: BROWNLIE SAYS THE PROGRAM WILL CONTINUE PROVIDING SERVICES AND TAKING DONATIONS.

Brownlie says Planned Parenthood will overcome the financial loss ...

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Contents: BROWNLIE SAYS THE GROUP WILL ASK FOR DONATIONS FROM REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS AND SUPPORTERS.

According to Brownlie, the group will file an appeal of Judge Kinder's ruling this week.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


A Cole County judge has ruled that Planned Parenthood is in violation of a state law prohibiting the program from being affiliated with abortion providers. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Judge Byron Kinder has ruled that Planned Parenthood is in violation of a state law that orders the program to be seperate from its affiliated abortion providers. State attorney Jordan Cheric, says the decision is a victory for taxpayers ...

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Contents: CHERIC SAYS IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR MISSOURI CITIZENS AND THE JUDGE HAS VINDICATED MISSOURI'S LAW.

Planned Parenthood must now pay back just over 100-thousand dollars to the state. Planned Parenthood says they will appeal the judges decision.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.