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Case Name Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri v. Mosier PB-KS-0002
Docket / Court 2:16-cv-02284-JAR-GLR ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Planned Parenthood Litigation
Case Summary
On May 4, 2016, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, current and former employees of Planned Parenthood, and Kansas Medicaid patients filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs sued the Kansas Department of Health and Environment ... read more >
On May 4, 2016, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, current and former employees of Planned Parenthood, and Kansas Medicaid patients filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs sued the Kansas Department of Health and Environment under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Medicaid Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief enjoining the defendant from terminating provider-plaintiffs from Kansas Medicaid.

The plaintiffs claimed that on May 3, 2016, the defendant issued a decision to terminate Planned Parenthood and current and former Planned Parenthood employees from their Kansas Medicaid Provider agreements. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim that the state made the decision to terminate in response to unfounded and irrelevant allegations made about Planned Parenthood's activities. In particular, the state noted a highly misleading YouTube video created by antichoice activists alleging that Planned Parenthood had sold fetal body parts.

The plaintiffs claimed that a termination of their Kansas Medicaid provider agreements would irreparably harm Kansas Medicaid patients by denying them access to their health care providers of choice.

On July 5, 2016, Judge Julie Robinson denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification but granted their motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction enjoining the defendant from terminating their Kansas Medicaid Provider agreements. On August 3, 2016, the defendant appealed the decision to the Tenth Circuit, where the case is still ongoing.

Gabriela Hybel - 03/12/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Medicaid
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Abortion
Contraception
Disparate Treatment
Funding
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Medical/Mental Health
Reproductive health care (including birth control, abortion, and others)
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Title XIX of the Social Security (Medicaid) Act, 42 U.S.C §1396
Defendant(s) Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Plaintiff Description Planned Parenthood providers, former and current Planned Parenthood employees, Kansas Medicaid Patients
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2016 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
2:16−cv−02284−JAR−GLR (D. Kan.)
PB-KS-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief - Class Action [ECF# 1]
PB-KS-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/04/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 63] (2016 WL 3597457) (D. Kan.)
PB-KS-0002-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/05/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Robinson, Julie A. (D. Kan.)
PB-KS-0002-0002 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Rushfelt, Gerald L. Court not on record [Magistrate]
PB-KS-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Benson, Arthur A. (Missouri)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Cohen, Melissa A. (New York)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Eye, Robert Vinson (Kansas)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Ghertner, Douglas N. (Missouri)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Lansford, Jamie Kathryn (Missouri)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Salgado, Diana O. (District of Columbia)
PB-KS-0002-0001 | PB-KS-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dernovish, Darian Paul (Kansas)
PB-KS-0002-9000
McAllister, Stephen R. (Kansas)
PB-KS-0002-9000
Park, Michael H. (New York)
PB-KS-0002-9000
Qualseth, Shon D. (Kansas)
PB-KS-0002-9000
Strawbridge, Patrick (Massachusetts)
PB-KS-0002-9000
Warner, Sarah E. (Kansas)
PB-KS-0002-9000

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