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Missouri’s Only Abortion Clinic Has Until Friday to Resolve License Dispute

HeadlineJun 25, 2019

In reproductive rights news, a judge ruled Monday that Missouri’s sole abortion clinic can continue providing the service through the end of this week, as Planned Parenthood continues its fight to keep its doors open. Last Friday, Missouri health officials refused to renew the clinic’s license to perform abortions. Reproductive rights defenders say the health officials’ decision is politically motivated and reflects Missouri’s move to restrict constitutionally guaranteed abortion rights. The case will now go before an administrative panel designed to resolve disputes between state agencies and businesses. Providers at the Planned Parenthood clinic warned that abortion access in Missouri could be lost by Friday if the panel fails to act or favors the Health Department.

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