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Additional Abortion Clinics To Open In Missouri

The number of licensed abortion clinics in Missouri has grown from one to two and a third clinic is expected to begin taking appointments soon. Planned Parenthood Great Plains received a license to book appointments for nonsurgical abortions at its Kansas City clinic and consultations are expected to begin Sept. 18. The organization also is expected to receive a license for surgical and medication abortions at its Columbia clinic in the next few days. Currently, only a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis offers abortion services. The state Department of Health and Senior Services issued the licenses after a judge halted a state law restricting the practice. The licenses for clinics in Springfield and Joplin are still going through the formal review process.


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