Jun 30, 2011 3:45 PM by Matt Stafford
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas has been denied a state license to allow it to continue performing abortions as of Friday.
That means Kansas will become the only state without a clinic or doctor's office performing abortions, at least temporarily.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri disclosed the denial by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in a lawsuit it filed Thursday in federal court. Its clinic is in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.
Both the rules and a new clinic licensing law are to take effect Friday and already are the subject of another lawsuit filed by other doctors who perform abortions in Kansas.
Kansas has three abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, and all in the Kansas City area.