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Missouri poised to close last legal abortion clinic

Credit: Reuters - Politics
Published on May 29, 2019 - Duration: 01:45s

Missouri poised to close last legal abortion clinic

Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Wednesday that any decision not to renew the license of the state's last legal abortion clinic will be based on the law and not on 'pro-life' issues.

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Missouri poised to close last legal abortion clinic

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Wednesday any decision not to renew the license of the state's last legal abortion clinic will be based on the law and not on 'pro-life' issues.

"If Planned Parenthood can show they're abiding the laws and regulations here in the state of Missouri, they should have every right under the law to have their license renewed and continue to provide patient services," said Parson.

The state department of health told Reproductive Health Services officials at Planned Parenthood it could not approve a license until it interviewed seven of its physicians who the state believed might be involved in "potential deficient practices," the clinic said in a lawsuit it filed against the state in St.

Louis court on Tuesday.

In the lawsuit, which requests a injunction against the state, clinic officials said they are at an impasse with public health officials over interviews with the other physicians since they are not employees of Planned Parenthood and have not agreed to be interviewed.

Missouri is one of a handful of states to have passed restrictive abortion laws in recent months as anti-abortion activists say they aim to prompt the newly installed conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 Roe v.

Wade decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy by enacting these laws that are virtually assured of facing court challenges.

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