ST. LOUIS, MO. (10-28-19) – This week, as Missouri’s Administration Hearing Commission considers the fate of the last abortion vendor in the state, Students for Life of America is attending to monitor the official review of the disreputable facility.
Jacinta Florence, SFLA’s Regional Coordinator for Arkansas and Missouri, was at the hearings today and had the following reaction: “Planned Parenthood’s license is at stake in these hearings, which could lead to an abortion-free state, the first in the nation. What’s tragic is that Planned Parenthood is fighting to stay open but doesn’t want to comply with Missouri’s laws designed to protect women’s lives at this dangerous location.”
SFLA President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement: “Planned Parenthood consistently shows that they want to keep medical standards low and profits high by fighting commonsense regulations designed to protect women’s lives and health. Rather than putting money into protecting women, they invest in lawyers, going to court again and again to block health and safety standards. Missouri is an excellent example of Planned Parenthood’s anti-woman mindset. The state asked Planned Parenthood to protect women’s health by following the law, and they refused every step of the way, pretending that access to abortion was at risk while they built a secret abortion facility across the border. Should Missouri become the first abortion-free state, it will signal the beginning of a new era in which respect for life can become law and voters will finally have a say in how their state treats the most vulnerable.”
A summary of the health code violations and issues at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood:
- They have sent 80 women by ambulance to the hospital following botched abortions in the last ten years.
- 74 of these were confirmed medical emergencies.
- Ambulance drivers who come to rescue the abortion victims are instructed by Planned Parenthood to ride with lights and sirens off, so as not to alert anyone that they’re hurting people.
- They failed basic health inspections, with officials noting unsafe conditions.
- They were given reasonable changes to make in a reasonable amount of time.
- They refused to comply.
- Their abortionists refused to come forward and explain why their patients keep leaving in ambulances, and the court said, “That’s okay, it’s too hard for you to travel three miles to the courthouse.”
- We rallied in support of this facilities closure, with a huge turnout.
- The refusal to comply resulted in the revoking of their license.
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