Access to abortion services expands in Missouri

4 months 6 days 21 hours ago Monday, September 11 2017 Sep 11, 2017 Monday, September 11, 2017 1:45:00 PM CDT September 11, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — 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.

An agency spokeswoman says licenses for clinics in Springfield and Joplin are still going through the formal review process.

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