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Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis reportedly plans to defy a Missouri law that women undergo two pelvic exams, before the procurement of an abortion, as state health authorities, to decide whether a renewal of the clinic’s medical license.
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.
“We choose to be the best quality, patient-oriented care, we have always to planned Parenthood,” said Dr. David Eisenberg, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis medical director, told CBS News on Wednesday. “And that includes doing things that are driven by science, not by evidence, and by what is medically appropriate.”
Eisenberg continued: “in the last couple of weeks, I have to say is new evidence that 100 percent of the patients I’ve taken care of me, have made inappropriate, medically unnecessary, unethical pelvic exam have wronged us. Because to do so, in my opinion, only attack.”
Anti-abortion activist Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passer-by outside the planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. in the last month. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, file)
Planned Parenthood does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. The organization told CBS News, it would only process the implementation of a pelvic examination, in the case of abortion.
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 now-sealed court filing. The documents, a letter and statement of deficiencies, which the Department of health and Senior Services sent Friday to the St. Louis planned Parenthood clinic is the special details that can trigger a state investigation, a license dispute and plays now before the court.
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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.
Anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue”, the health department records on your website before St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer Monday sealed a request by planned Parenthood.
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Jesse Lawder, a spokesman for planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, said the state violated the patients ‘ privacy laws by releasing the records.
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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 wrote on Friday to planned Parenthood. 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.
Medical residents performed some of the abortions in question and refused interviews with the Department of health, according to the Agency. of the Agency’s concern, Koebel wrote, is that the residents were not cared for properly.
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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.
But Koebel warned that it is “imperative” that Planned Parenthood addresses the Agency’s concerns about the interviews with the other doctors.
“The cancellation of health care providers to work together, are in the Department of studies counter the Department of the plaid, the ability to carry out meaningful assessment of disturbing instances of the care of patients and hinders the Department’s ability to ensure that problems are not repeated,” Koebel wrote.
The St. Louis planned Parenthood clinic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
The judge has a Friday-to decide the date for the health Department, whether a renewal of the clinic’s license, Can expire, 31. Stelzer has the clinic, the abortions as a legal challenge plays out in court.
The battle for the clinic license comes as lawmakers in many Republican-run States, including Missouri, passing the new restrictions, take it to Roe. Abortion opponents, emboldened by the new conservative judges on the Supreme court, in the hope that in the courts of the Federal government to maintain laws that prohibit abortions before a fetus is viable outside of the uterus can be obtained, the line of high court set in Roe.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation on may 24. May prohibit abortions at or beyond eight weeks of pregnancy, 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.
Separately, planned Parenthood is building the stage for another potential battle over abortion in Alabama: a large women’s clinic, in the construction, despite the state’s passage of a nearly total ban on abortions.
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Located next to an interstate highway in the centre of Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is now nothing more than a steel frame and roof. Workers under the constant supervision of security guards installation of electrical lines to be displayed, plus heating and cooling units.
The new plant could be completed around November, the same time, the new state law will take effect unless blocked by the courts. Abortion critics vow against the opening, but a spokeswoman for the women’s health organization, said that neither the new law nor opponents will be a factor in the project.
Fox News’ Frank Miles and The Associated Press contributed to this report.