Missouri Revokes License of Last Abortion Clinic in the State

Missouri’s last abortion clinic lost its license on Friday for failing to meet “basic standards of care.”

According to the Christian Post, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services determined that the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis would not have their license renewed.

In a letter issued to interim President of the Reproductive Health Services Cathy Williams, the Health Department outlines several “deficiencies” in the clinic’s standards of care, citing cases where patients were ill-informed or were at risk of injury or death because of the clinic’s policies and lack of emergency equipment.

The letter cites one case when a patient identified as “Patient #12” has “severe hemorrhaging.” The letter pushes back against that RHS’ insistence that Patient #12 received “high-quality care,” noting that if the hemorrhaging would have happened at the RHS facility, they would have been “completely unprepared.”

The letter continues saying, “RHS does not dispute that this potential for severe hemorrhaging was a serious possibility that presented grave threat to a patient[‘s] safety. And RHS provides no satisfactory explanation for the decision to disregard guidance from ACOG, which indicated that the procedure should have been performed at the hospital.”

The letter went on to note other deficiency such as failing to report failed abortions, failing to identify twin babies before performing an abortion, refusal to cooperate with the Health Department’s investigation and failure to issue new informed consent forms if a patient comes in to have an abortion following a failed abortion.

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Source: Christian Headlines