Planned Parenthood

Heartland Health Monitor
6:21 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Planned Parenthood Of Kansas And Mid-Missouri Chooses New CEO

Laura McQuade will head Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri starting July 1.
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Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has chosen a new president and chief executive officer to succeed Peter Brownlie, who retired two months ago.

Laura McQuade has served for the past six years as chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, based in New York. The organization more than doubled its budget and staff during her tenure, according to a news release announcing her appointment.

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Up to Date
12:04 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Retiring Planned Parenthood Leader Reviews Years Of Battles

Peter Brownlie is retiring as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

Protests and legal challenges are common when you’re the regional head of the prominent family planning organization, Planned Parenthood.

In the first part of Monday's Up to Date, we sit down with Peter Brownlie, the retiring president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. Brownlie discusses his legal battles with former Kansas Attorney General and District Attorney Phill Kline, protests, and why he wore a bulletproof vest to work.


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KC Currents
2:41 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Planned Parenthood Sues Kan. Over Free Speech Violation

Prevention Park, located in Houston, Texas, is the largest Planned Parenthood administrative and medical facility in the nation.
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In June, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. But the lawsuit that Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed on June 20 isn't about the freedom to perform abortions. It’s about freedom of speech.  

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9:30 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Bill Restricting Use Of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Passes Missouri Senate Committee

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A Missouri Senate Committee has passed legislation that puts restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing drugs. 

The bill would require the prescribing doctor to be physically present whenever a patient takes RU-486 or any other medication designed to terminate a pregnancy.  Supporters say it’s designed to prevent so-called “web-cam abortions,” in which a doctor at another location instructs the patient on taking the medicine.

Susan Klein of Missouri Right to Life testified in favor of the bill before the vote.

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4:04 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Charges Dropped Against Planned Parenthood

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kan.
AP file photo

Prosecutors in Kansas have dropped all remaining criminal charges against Planned Parenthood.

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10:12 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Court Orders State to Continue Funding Planned Parenthood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A federal judge today issued a temporary block on a new Kansas law that denies federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is suing the state over its decision to redirect the funds to area health departments and clinics instead.

Today's ruling means that Planned Parenthood's clinics in Wichita and Hays will continue to get federal dollars to provide discount family planning services while the case is in court.

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