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This State Could Become the First Without an Abortion Clinic
Missouri and Planned Parenthood are fighting over the state’s last clinic.

By Carter Sherman
Oct 28 2019, 9:27am
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On Monday, Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic will officially head to battle against the state. And if the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis loses, Missouri is set to become the only state in the nation without an abortion clinic since the procedure was legalized more than 40 years ago.
Missouri and Planned Parenthood will argue over whether the clinic should keep its license to perform abortions during a weeklong hearing in front of the Administrative Hearing Commission. The state agency could rule anytime afterward.

Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, director of state media campaigns for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told VICE News that Planned Parenthood’s appearance before the commission was unprecedented for the reproductive health care giant. Planned Parenthood, she said, is now wading into “uncharted waters.”
The number of abortion clinics in Missouri has dwindled over the last decade, as the deep-red state has tightened its restrictions on the procedure. Then, in late May, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis announced that its future was also in jeopardy. The clinic said that the state health department was refusing to renew its license to perform the procedure due to concerns about what case records call “deficiencies.”
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“The weaponizing of inspections processes in the provision of abortion care has escalated as an anti-abortion tactic by anti-abortion politicians, to find ways of effectively banning abortion in states, without overturning Roe,” Lee-Gilmore said. “Really, what’s at stake is abortion access for 1.1 million women of reproductive age in the state.”
In court documents, Missouri alleged that its officials had discovered that evidence of two failed abortions, as well as an abortion that took place after the patient was more than 21 weeks into a pregnancy and resulted in her needing to be transferred to a hospital.

Missouri ultimately asked the Planned Parenthood clinic to comply with three demands. First, the clinic had to adjust which provider gave patients who want abortions state-mandated counseling. Second, its providers had to perform two pelvic exams on every patient who wanted an abortion. Finally, the clinic had to make its physicians available for interviews with state investigators.
Planned Parenthood initially agreed to the first two requests. But the organization said it could not force all of its physicians to sit for interviews, because several were not directly employed by Planned Parenthood. Those physicians had declined to participate in interviews.
Planned Parenthood asked a court to grant an order to let them continue performing abortions. The organization also eventually declared that it would not force patients to undergo two pelvic exams.
“Over the last few weeks, I have new evidence to say that 100% of the patients who I've taken care of who've undergone this inappropriate, medically unnecessary, unethical pelvic exam have been harmed by that,” David Eisenberg, the clinic’s medical director, told CBS News at the time. “Because to do so, in my opinion, is just assault.”
Missouri agreed not to enforce that requirement.

Still, after weeks of legal scuffling, Missouri declined to renew Planned Parenthood’s license — but a judge ruled that the clinic could keep offering abortions anyway and asked the Administrative Hearing Commission to weigh in on the case.
Arguments this week are expected to focus on questions about patients’ safety. A landmark report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine declared last year that abortion is “safe and effective.” Instead, the report blamed state regulations on abortion for creating barriers to “safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable abortion services.”

Lee-Gilmore maintains that Missouri’s case is politically motivated, pointing out that Republican Gov. Mike Parson recently signed into law a bill that included a cavalcade of abortion restrictions, including a ban on abortion as early as eight weeks into pregnancy. That law is currently blocked from taking effect.
READ: These 5 states are the next battlegrounds in the abortion wars.
The motives of Parson’s administration also came under scrutiny after the governor’s then-communications director, Steele Shippy, organized a conference call with Republican legislators and anti-abortion activists the night before a judge ruled in May to temporarily keep Planned Parenthood of St. Louis open, according to the Kansas City Star. The emailed invite for the call included the hashtag “#shutthemdown.”
Shippy has said that the governor’s office did not set up the call. The Missouri attorney general’s office has also said that Shippy did not have a formal role in the state’s health department.
“The state will have you believe that this is about abortion patient health and safety,” Lee-Gilmore said. “This has nothing to do with patient health and safety.”
Chris Nuelle, spokesperson for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, said the office generally has a policy against commenting on ongoing litigation. “The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is tasked with defending the laws and statutes of the state from legal challenge — that’s what we’ve done in this suit and that’s what we’ll continue to do,” Nuelle told VICE News over email.

If the commission rules against Planned Parenthood, Lee-Gilmore said that the group would review all of its options, including, potentially, going back to traditional court. Planned Parenthood has also recently opened a new, 18,000-square-foot clinic just about 13 miles from its St. Louis location — but in Illinois, which is far friendlier to abortion rights.
Cover: Abortion-rights supporters stand on both sides of a street near the Gateway Arch as they take part in a protest in favor of reproductive rights Thursday, May 30, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Is this a bad thing? Maybe not good for those who might need it if it is life-threatening, but on the other hand....
 

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Is this a bad thing?
No.
Maybe not good for those who might need it if it is life-threatening, but on the other hand....
You can always get an abortion if the pregnancy threatens your life. You don't need an abortion clinic for that. You certainly don't need planned parenthood. And the idea that my tax dollars are going to the killing of unborn children is absolutely sickening. It should be illegal, the punishment for performing one for any reason other than medical necessity on the same level as murder. Only a truly morally bankrupt society would put the value of human life below your personal inconvience; a bailout, for you being dumb enough to have children when you're not ready, for not using contraception. Gee I fucked up guess the only thing I can do now is kill my own fucking child.
Well, if you get raped or end up with a Hooligan situation in Missouri, you're shit outta luck. Land of the free, unless THEY make the choice for you.
Don't get raped. Problem solved.
 

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Planned parenthood is a perfectly sane and healthy organization who always have the health of women in their thoughts with no alternative monetary motives and I'd happily pay for any parents that want to kill their unborn children.
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wow so cool like the number of minorities in Congress matters that it has to be some kind of a news article and a bragging point people express for political elites to pander to minorities by saying "hey look, you are represented, we represent your interests"
 

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Planned parenthood is a perfectly sane and healthy organization who always have the health of women in their thoughts with no alternative monetary motives and I'd happily pay for any parents that want to kill their unborn children.
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Don't get raped. Problem solved.
I know this is borderline trollposting, but it does raise a genuine question in my mind; why are abortion clinics even vaguely necessary for rape-related cases? Wouldn't just popping a morning-after pill work in the vast majority of incidents? Seems like a fairly standard thing to me. 'Hey, you just got some unwanted wood; want a pill to make sure there aren't any complications with that?'
 

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I'm personally not a big fan of PP. A whole clinic DEDICATED to abortions? I'd rather have my tax dollars spent somewhere else. If the child is a result of rape, or their life is in danger I see no problem with an abortion. I mean, I'd rather not, but I accept it's a necessary evil I have to compromise in some sense here or else people may get hurt or caught in legal litigation that wasn't even their decision. I just like that compromise not to include PP. Besides, you can go out of state and get an abortion if you love PP that badly.

In other news, Roe V Wayde is repealed because 9 white men decided what women have to do with their bodies! I say jokingly.

edit: afterthought- abortion rights should be decided by the states and not by the federal government/.
 

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I'm personally not a big fan of PP. A whole clinic DEDICATED to abortions? I'd rather have my tax dollars spent somewhere else. If the child is a result of rape, or their life is in danger I see no problem with an abortion. I mean, I'd rather not, but I accept it's a necessary evil I have to compromise in some sense here or else people may get hurt or caught in legal litigation that wasn't even their decision. I just like that compromise not to include PP. Besides, you can go out of state and get an abortion if you love PP that badly.

In other news, Roe V Wayde is repealed because 9 white men decided what women have to do with their bodies! I say jokingly.

edit: afterthought- abortion rights should be decided by the states and not by the federal government/.
As far as I know, it's not just for abortions, but general family planning, birth control, etc.
 

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. If the child is a result of rape, or their life is in danger I see no problem with an abortion. I mean, I'd rather not, but I accept it's a necessary evil I have to compromise in some sense here or else people may get hurt or caught in legal litigation that wasn't even their decision.
Sorry, what? Who would get caught in legal litigation? It's not the recipients of an abortion that would get prosecuted, it's the doctors that performed it.
edit: afterthought- abortion rights should be decided by the states and not by the federal government/.
Why? Abortion should be federally illegal for the same reason murder is illegal. Why the hell would we let the states decide that murder is legal? This is what the federal government is for. It's literally the only thing, and you want to kick that right back to the states? Why? The founders of this country would be absolutely baffled that states should decide that killing an unborn child is legal or not, what an absolute absurdity.
As far as I know, it's not just for abortions, but general family planning, birth control, etc.
What the fuck does that mean? General family planning? You mean you're going to plan whether or not you want to kill your own child? You need planned parenthood for that? I don't think so.
 

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Uh, I will say that I'm cool with reasonable abortion and that they definitely shouldn't be closing down the only abortion clinic in a state, but why the hell are physicians performing abortions that aren't directly employed not able to meet with state investigators?
 

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Sorry, what? Who would get caught in legal litigation? It's not the recipients of an abortion that would get prosecuted, it's the doctors that performed it.

Why? Abortion should be federally illegal for the same reason murder is illegal. Why the hell would we let the states decide that murder is legal? This is what the federal government is for. It's literally the only thing, and you want to kick that right back to the states? Why? The founders of this country would be absolutely baffled that states should decide that killing an unborn child is legal or not, what an absolute absurdity.


What the fuck does that mean? General family planning? You mean you're going to plan whether or not you want to kill your own child? You need planned parenthood for that? I don't think so.
No? It means planning for what kind of family you want, number of children, when, etc.

Do you want everyone having nine children? Are you crazy?
 
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