A St. Louis circuit court judge has issued a ruling allowing Planned Parenthood of St. Louis to keep its clinic doors open pending a hearing next week. The abortion giant sued Governor Parson and the State of Missouri this week in the Circuit Court of St. Louis while they sought to renew their license. The clinic, which is located on Forest Park Avenue in the City of St. Louis, has a state license to perform abortions that expires today. Planned Parenthood waited until the last day to file for a renewal of their license. During a routine annual inspection of the facility in March, the Missouri Department of Health found numerous deficiencies in the manner in which Planned Parenthood provided abortion services to women at the clinic. Planned Parenthood has failed to correct these deficiencies and the Department of Health has not yet renewed Planned Parenthood's license. Planned Parenthood alleges in the lawsuit that the Department of Health's actions are arbitrary and capricious and contrary to federal law. They are seeking an order from the court requiring the state to renew their license. The MCC will report more on this story next week.
June 3, 2019 - 7:49am