in the vicinityVideoFate of Missouri, the last abortion clinic in the balance, such as planned Parenthood returns to court
A judge could soon decide whether Missouri is the first state without an abortion provider; Matt Finn reports from St. Louis.
Missouri on Friday denied a license for the only abortion clinic in the state in the midst of a legal dispute with the national planned Parenthood division about what to call the officials “troubling” abuses in the clinics.
The Kansas City Star reported that the decision came before a court and was announced by a Planned Parenthood speaker. The outlet reported that it has no immediate effect because of an injunction that the clinic is open.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD PLANS TO DEFY MISSOURI LAW, ENDANGER THE STATE, THE LAST ABORTION CLINIC, REPORT SAYS
St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer had said, the state may allow the licence expires, but will need to either renew or to refuse, and a Friday appointment.
If the St. Louis plant closed, Missouri, would be the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974, the year after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.
Missouri is not the case for the non-renewal of the hospital license includes a statement that the three “failed abortions” requires additional operations, and some have led to life-threatening complications for the mother, according to a court filing. The state called the conditions in the clinic “disturbing.”
“These instances raised serious concerns about the quality of care, the care, and the observance of the statutes and the regulations for the protection of women’s health and safety,” the state wrote in the motion.
MISSOURI’S LAST ABORTION CLINIC RIFE WITH ‘ALARMING’ VIOLATIONS, STATE SAYS
According to the documents, three patients pregnant remained after surgical or medical abortions, and required follow-up surgical abortions, Missouri Department of Health official William Koebel last week, planned Parenthood wrote. Koebel said that one of these patients developed a sepsis after the second surgical abortion.
Koebel wrote that a fourth patient was in the hospital with life-threatening complications after an abortion at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood has said, not to cooperate that the residents and several of the other doctors are employees and not more practice, so the Organisation can’t force you to. Two employees of the doctors agreed to speak with investigators.
State lawyers filed the records in court after planned Parenthood sued last month in an attempt to continue the abortion, despite the state health Department, the refusal to renew his license in the midst of an ongoing investigation.
Missouri is one of a number of States passed restrictions on abortions in the midst of a growing push in red States to push for abortion, and possibly challenge Roe.
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Gov. Mike Parson, under legislation, to prohibit the in may, abortions at or beyond eight weeks of pregnancy, signed, with exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest. Efforts to have the new law for the public vote are tied up in court.
Planned Parenthood of St. Louis told Fox News this week that it plans to appeal against a state regulation, which says that there are two pelvic exams for women who had an abortion-at least 72 hours before the procedure.will
“The patients have confirmed to us what we already knew — that the additional medically unnecessary forced-pool-interpreted, re-testing by the government is deeply traumatizing, and inhumane,” said Dr. Colleen McNicholas, an OBGYN for Reproductive health services of planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, said in a statement to Fox. “Let’s be clear — we always have the regulation met, but we sit as physicians this new interpretation, since it defies it patient-centered care.”
Fox News, Gregg Re, Caleb Parke, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.