January 7, 2021

Report Shows Missouri to be First Abortion-Free State

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According to a survey of the nation's abortion facilities conducted by Operation Rescue, Missouri has become the nation's only abortion-free state for the time being.

The Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis remains open, but abortion appointments and abortion pills have not been available there for months. The facility risked permanent closure after the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had revoked its license for violations of safety regulations, but an Administrative Court Judge ordered that it be relicensed. Rather than work to comply with state regulations, the facility opts to simply refer abortion-minded women to the Planned Parenthood mega-clinic in Fairview Heights, IL.

While the RHS Planned Parenthood remains open and licensed for abortions, we confirmed that none are being done there.  That means this facility is currently acting only as an abortion referral center.  There is no operational abortion facility in the State of Missouri, making it the first Abortion-Free State at this time,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“It is obvious that Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which operates RHSPP, seeks to avoid having to comply with Missouri’s strong pro-life laws, and has opted to abort in Illinois where abortion facilities are essentially unaccountable. This shows a gross disrespect for the lives and safety of the women Planned Parenthood purports to serve,” she continued.

Illinois abortion laws are important not only because they endanger the lives of Illinois preborn children, but also because they directly undermine the pro-life legislation of nearby states.

Click here to read more from Operation Rescue's survey.