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Last Missouri Planned Parenthood to stay open

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/31/19, 03:22 pm

A Missouri judge on Friday ordered that the state’s last remaining abortion center can continue operating just hours before the Planned Parenthood facility’s license was set to expire. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had not renewed Planned Parenthood’s license due to concerns about failed abortions, compromised patient safety, and legal violations at the facility.

Planned Parenthood sued this week to keep the abortion center open. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer’s ruling stopped Missouri from becoming the first state in the country with no facilities dedicated to the killing of unborn children. The number of abortions performed in the state has gone down every year for the past decade, with 2,910 carried out last year. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, last week signed into law a measure that protects unborn children after eight weeks of gestation.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • JHD
    Posted: Fri, 05/31/2019 05:28 pm

    I don't understand why the planned parenthood organization isn't concerned to keep health regulations. It's cynical to ask, but are they willing to let women suffer to gain headlines? I am concerned for all involved: women and babies. I question Planned Parenthood, what prompts the organization to ignore health clinic protocol to the day of closure? Are they run that poorly?

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Mon, 06/03/2019 03:43 pm

    Back in about 1995 I lived across the river from St. Louis. I was expecting a baby and had a pre-natal visit at a large hospital in St. Louis. Not going into the complexities of that visit, but as we drove back home that day, we listened to the local news on the car radio. Apparently, a woman had died a few days before at the very same hospital we were returning from. She died as a result of a hemorrhage after an abortion at that PP clinic. The director the PP clinic was being interviewed on the news. She offered the now maligned platitudes of "thoughts and prayers" for the woman's friends and family. She went on to talk about how safe abortions are, and this was truly a tragic case, and we should be assured this is not an ordinary case. They really care about women's health. Their sole mission is to support women's reproductive rights, ad nauseum. It hurt my heart to hear her syrrupy voice. She neglected to say that with every single abortion, at least one person dies. In this case, two did, and that's what made the news.

    I would LOVE to see all 50 states with NO facilities dedicated to the killing of unborn children. Thank you for wording it truthfully, Ms. Aldrich.


    Posted: Mon, 06/03/2019 07:15 pm

    What do the "choice" people say when faced with an abortion clinic where there are "concerns about failed abortions, compromised patient safety, and legal violations at the facility". 

    Posted: Mon, 06/03/2019 07:18 pm

    Having an abortion in some "back alley" vs having an abortion in a "clinic" that is shown to be negligent with patients.

    The difference is that killing in the back alley is illegal and killing in a court sanctioned "clinic" is legal.