The state of Kansas has hired attorneys that work for Koch Industries to fight a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood recently sued the state for defunding the chain of women’s health clinics.
The Huffington Post reports: ”The state typically employs its attorney general as a defense counsel at no extra cost to Kansas taxpayers. But defendants Gov. Sam Brownback and Robert Moser, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, filed a motion to delay their court hearing on Friday because they had hired Foulston Siefkin, a private law firm, to handle the case.”
Foulston Siefkin LLP is a Kansas-based private law firm that lists Koch Industries, Inc. as a representative client. The law firm successfully defended Koch Industries in 1998 in a case that involved “claims for more than $1 billion in damages for alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities fraud.”
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback appointed a former attorney for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue to a position that would have him regulating abortion providers.
Operation Rescue has previously said publicly that the group believes there is “no such thing as a ‘safe’ abortion clinic.”