For people who don’t know how we got here…<br><br>”In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Planned Parenthood claims that the state is attempting to shut down the clinic by “unlawfully” tying the routine renewal of its license to the completion of the department’s investigation into a patient complaint that the Department of Health and Human Services has not disclosed to Planned Parenthood.<br><br>Planned Parenthood officials say the state wanted to interview the doctors and a nurse who work at the clinic before it issued a new license, an order the organization said it couldn’t enforce because most are independent providers and not employees.<br><br>“If the court does not grant us a restraining order, Missouri will go dark and become the first state in the nation which does not provide abortion care,” Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen said this week. She said the state is using regulations to further decrease access to abortion.<br><br>”The state has illegally weaponized the licensing process,” Wen said.”

For people who don't know how we got here...

"In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Planned Parenthood claims that the state is attempting to shut down the clinic by “unlawfully” tying the routine renewal of its license to the completion of the department’s investigation into a patient complaint that the Department of Health and Human Services has not disclosed to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood officials say the state wanted to interview the doctors and a nurse who work at the clinic before it issued a new license, an order the organization said it couldn't enforce because most are independent providers and not employees.

“If the court does not grant us a restraining order, Missouri will go dark and become the first state in the nation which does not provide abortion care,” Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen said this week. She said the state is using regulations to further decrease access to abortion.

"The state has illegally weaponized the licensing process," Wen said."

Planned Parenthood Asks Court To Keep Missouri From Closing Abortion Clinic

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood will ask a St. Louis Circuit Court judge to block Missouri health officials from using an investigation into a patient’s
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