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The exterior of a Planned Parenthood clinic. (Reuters)

Abortion fight

Only one abortion clinic left in the entire state of Missouri

By WITW Staff on November 25, 2015

The culture war over abortion continues to heat up as a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, on Monday ceased providing abortion services. The clinic discontinued non-surgical abortions, which are induced using a pill, because one of the clinic’s doctors is losing a crucial hospital privilege on December 1. According to state law in Missouri, doctors or clinics providing abortions must maintain agreements with local hospitals for patient care. The move now leaves just one clinic in the entire state that provides women with surgical and pill-induced abortions. It’s in St. Louis. Women in the western part of Missouri who are seeking abortion services will now have to travel out of state to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas. Supporters are planning a protest on November 30. This development is the latest skirmish in the war over abortion. Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood sued the state of Texas for blocking Medicaid reimbursements for Planned Parenthood services.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.


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