Planned Parenthood closes Hays clinic after ruling

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood will be closing its Hays health center to save its larger Wichita clinic in wake of an appeals court ruling that let Kansas strip federal family planning funding.

The organization also said Friday it will no longer be able to provide free contraceptives and other no-cost medical services to low-income patients in Wichita without the federal money.

The Hays clinic will close its doors on June 30. The clinic manager and a nurse practitioner will lose their jobs.

No staff cuts are planned at the Wichita clinic.

An appeals court panel in March overturned a federal judge's ruling that had temporarily kept Planned Parenthood's funding intact. Planned Parenthood then dropped its legal challenge.

More than 5,700 people receive health care services at the Hays and Wichita clinics.

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