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Federal Judge Orders the Missouri Department of Health to Maintain Planned Parenthood’s License in Columbia

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri celebrated U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey’s ruling today, which issued a temporary restraining order stopping the Department of Health and Senior Services from immediately revoking PPKM’s license to perform abortions at its Columbia health center.
Dec. 2, 2015 • Oklahoma

Mizzou Interim Chancellor Hank Foley’s Actions Leave Mid-­Missouri Women Without Access to Abortion

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri is dismayed by University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley’s decision to support the cancellation of Dr. Colleen McNicholas’ “refer and follow” privileges with MU Health Care. His actions leave thousands of Mid-Missouri women without access to safe, legal abortion.
Nov. 30, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid‐Missouri Filed Suit Against Missouri Department of Health

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has filed a lawsuit against Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services after its Acting Director, Peter Lyskowski, announced he would revoke PPKM’s license to perform abortion services by close of business Monday, November 30, 2015, if PPKM does not have a physician with privileges. The lawsuit shows DHSS did not give PPKM’s physician, Dr. Colleen McNicholas, sufficient time to seek alternative privileges needed to continue work at the Columbia health center, or give PPKM enough time to locate another physician.
Nov. 30, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri Statement on Colorado Situation

Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri Statement on Colorado Situation
Nov. 27, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood Responds to the Resignations of Tim Wolfe and R. Bowen Loftin Echoing Jonathan Butler that More Change is Needed

Planned Parenthood expresses deep gratitude for Mizzou graduate student Jonathan Butler’s leadership in working for racial justice for the students of the University of Missouri. Jonathan’s courageous demonstration, combined with the outstanding efforts of Concerned Student 1950, along with other student groups and faculty, have brought much-needed attention to the reality and impact of racism on the MU community.
Nov. 9, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Responds to Senator Schaefer’s Ongoing Crusade Against Academic Freedom at the University of Missouri

In response to news yesterday that Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer is attacking the University of Missouri for student research involving Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri issued a statement.
Nov. 6, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Responds to Today’s Delivery of Thousands of Petitions Urging Chancellor Loftin to Fully Restore Physician Privileges and Training Contracts

n response to news today that students, faculty, and a local group called MU for PP met with Chancellor Loftin and delivered over 2,000 petitions calling on him to reverse the decision to cancel contracts with Planned Parenthood and eliminate privileges at MU Health Care for Planned Parenthood’s doctor, the organization issued a statement.
Nov. 3, 2015 • Oklahoma

Statement from Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on Governor Brownback’s Politically Motivated Call for State “Investigation”

Statement from Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on Governor Brownback’s Politically Motivated Call for State “Investigation”
July 21, 2015 • Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Announces Expanded Health Care Services and Expanded Insurance Coverage in the Columbia, Missouri Health Center

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Announces Expanded Health Care Services and Expanded Insurance Coverage in the Columbia, Missouri Health Center.
July 15, 2015 • Oklahoma