“The emergency lights of 80 ambulances issued a warning to leaders in the state of Missouri that the dangerous St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion vendor should be closed, and yet a single judge has decided that the laws of Missouri can be ignored when it comes to abortion,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “Risking women’s lives and health to keep abortion vendors in business represents the worst of judicial activism.”
Following news that a Missouri judge allowed Planned Parenthood to stay open until Tuesday(the day of an SFLA rally in Missouri) even as it refused to address health and safety concerns in their infamous, St. Louis abortion vendor location, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement: “Planned Parenthood caused this artificial crisis when they ignored the law and refused to comply with the state of Missouri’s very reasonable requests, as Gov. Mike Parson explained this week. Yet, the predatory abortion industry had the gall to argue in court that laws protecting women should not apply to them and that ‘access’ to abortion was somehow more important than what happens to women who are exposed to that ‘access.’ Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion, and the so-called ‘care’ from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood vendor has long been known to be sub par.
“But judicial activism in favor of abortion continues as a single judge allowed Planned Parenthood to operate even without complying with the state’s reasonable requests from a March evaluation. But this is not over.
“Students for Life of America has actively protested and worked to close the dangerous St. Louis location where 80 ambulances (74 of which are confirmed medical emergencies) have been called, and Tuesday we will join with other pro-life groups to call for the lawful closing of a facility that is dangerous both to women and their preborn children.”
Hawkins received nationwide attention over the last few weeks for spearheading a letter to the RNC calling for protections for those whose conception stories have led to extreme prejudice against them and their right to live. Learn more here.
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