No More Abortions In This State...Final Abortion Clinic Will Not Get License Renewed
If you're wanting to have an abortion in the state of Missouri, you'd better start with another plan.
Missouri's health department said that they will not renew the license of the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis.
Women seeking an abortion would have to travel to another state to seek such a procedure.
But at the rate this country is moving with banning abortions, they may not even be able to go to the next state over for too much longer.
According to Yahoo News,
Missouri's only abortion clinic lost its license to perform the procedure on Friday, though it remains open at least temporarily under a judge's order.
The state health department notified the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that its abortion license will not be renewed. A letter from the state cited "serious and extensive" deficiencies.
The state's decision came at the deadline set by St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer. During a brief hearing, Stelzer said a preliminary injunction he previously issued would remain in place, meaning the clinic can continue to perform abortions at least until he issues a final ruling outlining the next steps. He offered no timetable for that ruling.
M'Evie Mead, director of Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, stressed after the hearing that the bottom line is that the clinic remains open.
Missouri's Governor did sign a bill into law earlier this year that will ban all abortions starting at 8 weeks.
This law applies to cases of rape and incest as well but does allow exceptions in cases where the life of the mother is at risk for death or serious injury.
I long to see the day that abortion is completely looked back upon for being an atrocity in the same way we now look back on chattel slavery and the atrocity that it was for the United States.