Planned Parenthood: Missouri's last abortion clinic may shut
May 29, 2019
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.
Planned Parenthood officials said in a teleconference that the current license for the St. Louis facility expires Friday. If it isn't renewed, the organization said Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade in 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion.
"This is not a drill," said Dr. Leana Wen, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federa...