Abortions Stop Again in Columbia, MO – For Now

Columbia, Missouri – Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has announced that abortions have stopped at its Columbia clinic because the abortionist has been deployed overseas.

Abortions at the Columbia mill have been offered sporadically over the past couple of years due to difficulty in finding an abortionist willing and qualified to work there. In Missouri, an abortionist must have hospital privileges within 30 miles of the abortion clinic where he or she works.

“Our research shows that most abortionists do not have hospital privileges, and those that do can’t get them in Columbia,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This is good news for women and their pre-born babies. However, we know that this clinic will remain open marketing and selling abortions to women on behalf of their Overland Park, Kansas, abortion clinic, and that in itself is tragic.”

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faces 107 criminal counts related to illegal abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover up for their crimes. A preliminary hearing in that case is scheduled for October 24-26, 2011.

“It is our hope and prayer that the Columbia clinic will close permanently along with every other abortion business in America,” said Newman.

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