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Injunction Granted; Last Clinic in Missouri Remains Open for Now

Monday, a Missouri circuit court judge granted Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region a preliminary injunction, allowing the clinic to continue providing abortion services; this injunction will keep Missouri’s last clinic that provides abortion services to remain open for the time being. The judge ordered Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services to make a decision regarding the clinic’s license by June 21st. The preliminary injunction will remain in effect until the court issues a new ruling. Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, stated that “Today’s decision is a clear victory for our patients – and for people across Missouri – but the threat to safe, legal abortion in the state of Missouri and beyond is far from over. We’ve seen just how closely anti-health politicians came to ending abortion care for an entire state. We are in a state of emergency for women’s health in America. In Missouri, and across the country, Planned Parenthood will do whatever it take to combat the extreme, dangerous, and unconstitutional efforts by politicians to ban access to health care including safe, legal abortion. We will never stop fighting for our patients.” Dr. Colleen McNicholas, […]

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