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Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

Aug. 27, 2019 • Associated Press News

A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri

New St. Louis Planned Parenthood CEO plans ‘statewide needs assessment’ to expand care

Aug. 27, 2019 • The Missouri Times

When Yamelsie Rodriguez takes over as the new president and CEO of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility, “nothing is off the table” for how she plans to expand services and “protect” Missourians’ reproductive care. 

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Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue Missouri over 8-week abortion ban

July 30, 2019 • CBS News

Missouri's controversial eight-week abortion ban is officially being challenged in court. The complaint, filed Tuesday evening, means every one of the so-called "heartbeat" bans passed in various states is now in the hands of the courts.

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Planned Parenthood in Joplin expands services to include HIV prevention

July 25, 2019 • Fourstateshomepage.com

Planned Parenthood is offering Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, at its Joplin clinic as well as all others across Southern Missouri. PrEP is a daily medication that can cut the odds of infection and transmission of the deadly virus.

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Commission, not court, deciding fate of abortion in Missouri

June 27, 2019 • Associated Press News

The battle to keep open Missouri’s only abortion clinic has moved from the courts to a state administrative process, adding to the confusion about the future of the Planned Parenthood-operated clinic in St. Louis.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri

Missouri's only abortion clinic can keep license through Friday as it appeals to state commission

June 25, 2019 • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A judge’s ruling Monday extended Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic license through Friday, allowing Missouri’s only abortion clinic time to appeal to a state commission.

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Missouri's only abortion clinic to remain open after judge's injunction holds

June 21, 2019 • NBC News

Missouri's lone abortion clinic can still operate after a St. Louis judge on Friday kept an injunction in effect allowing it to perform the procedure.

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As abortion debate rages on, Missouri still one of most deadly places to be pregnant

June 11, 2019 • Kansas City Star

The birth of Keri Ingle’s daughter was a medical emergency.

The umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck, and Ingle started bleeding profusely.

The hospital team intervened, and everything turned out all right. But the close call gave Ingle — who went on to become a Missouri state representative — a new understanding of the individual horror stories that together make up the state’s persistently high rate of deaths due to pregnancy and childbirth.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri

Explaining the Missouri pre-abortion exam Rachel Maddow called ‘state-sanctioned sexual assault’

June 8, 2019 • The Washington Post

Under any circumstances, a pelvic exam is uncomfortable.

The invasive practice requires a doctor to insert a speculum into a patient’s vagina to examine her cervix and to insert fingers into that patient’s vagina while pressing her abdomen to feel her reproductive organs. Even when it’s medically necessary, it is unpleasant. But when it’s not — when it’s instead performed only because of a state mandate — doctors say the examination can be traumatizing.

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