(AP) – Planned Parenthood officials in Missouri want a federal
judge to block abortion regulations so four additional clinics can offer the
The presidents and CEOs of Missouri’s Planned Parenthood centers said Monday
they’ve requested that some regulations be put on hold during a court case over
the constitutionality of the laws. Laura McQuade and Mary Kogut said Planned
Parenthood plans to offer drug-induced and surgical abortions in Columbia and
Springfield if regulations are temporarily blocked. They said drug-induced
abortions also would be offered in Joplin and Kansas City.
Missouri’s only abortion clinic now is in St. Louis.
The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled similar Texas regulations
Anti-abortion activist Joanne Schrader said later Monday outside Columbia’s
Planned Parenthood clinic that the lawsuit shows disregard for Missouri women’s
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