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Missouri abortion facility can stay open for now

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/28/19, 01:21 pm

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s last abortion provider can continue operating until at least August, saying that the St. Louis Planned Parenthood likely will win out in the dispute over its license. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi granted a stay until the commission’s scheduled hearing on Aug. 1 in St. Louis over the state’s right to decline to renew the abortion provider’s license.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services rejected Planned Parenthood’s license renewal application last week, but a judge ruled that the facility could continue operating until Friday, giving it time to take the case to the Administrative Hearing Commission. The state said inspections of the facility in March raised concerns about patient safety.


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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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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 04:44 pm

    "The state said inspections of the facility in March raised concerns about patient safety."

    Which really means conservatives are anti-choice.

  • Rebecca I
    Posted: Sat, 06/29/2019 01:21 pm

    " The state said inspections of the facility in March raised concerns about patient safety."

    I would like to see World dig a little deeper than this generic statement. Here is a link to the inspection and a cover letter explaining why the abortion facility should be closed. Not only did the facility endanger the lives of patients, when the state asked to talk to doctors involved, they were refused. Unprecedented. Planned Parenthood flat out refuses to let the doctors talk about the bad outcomes they had (near death for at least one woman). Check out Patient 12 in the record and see what happened in this 'safe and legal' abortion in Missouri, and see how the PP refuses to be held accountable.

    https://www.operationrescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1922-CC02395-6-13-2019-Exhibit-A.pdf

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Sat, 06/29/2019 04:16 pm

    What an on again, off again situation. They have to close. They stay open. It gets overruled. The overruling gets overruled. The ban on the overruling gets banned. Meanwhile, babies die and women exercise their reproductive options in a less than clean environment. Why? Because Planned Parenthood cares about women. WHAT?!?!

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