Gov. Parson releases statement on Planned Parenthood

5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 21 2019 Jun 21, 2019 Friday, June 21, 2019 3:29:00 PM CDT June 21, 2019 in Continuous News
By: Trevor Rowland, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Parson issued the following statement concerning the license renewal application of Planned Parenthood's St. Louis Facility: 

"We should all agree that, regardless of the number of Planned parenthood facilities in Missouri, every step should be taken to ensure the protection, safety, and well-being of women's healthcare. Planned Parenthood is losing its license because it failed to meet basic standards of care, placed multiple patients in life threatening situations, performed multiple failed abortions where patients remained pregnant, and intentionally impeded the state's health investigation by not allowing health inspectors to talk to the abortion doctors. If you don't comply with the law, there will be consequences. If you don't provide a standard of are that ensures the safety of women, you shouldn't be allowed to operate. It's that simple.

However, if Planned Parenthood can show it is abiding by the laws and regulation here in the State of Missouri, it has every right, under the law, to have its license renewed and continue to provide patient services."

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