Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 4, 2018 / 13:21 pm
Abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri ended this week after the facility failed to adhere to state rules, and its state license to perform abortions expired Oct. 3. This leaves Missouri with one clinic licensed to perform abortions, located in St. Louis.
"I am just thrilled, and I give all the honor and glory to God for this," Kathy Forck, co-campaign leader of Columbia 40 Days for Life told CNA. "We're pretty confident that [Planned Parenthood] will never be able to recover from this latest blow."
Forck said that her organization has been praying outside the Columbia clinic for nine years, and during that time abortions had ceased and resumed nine times.
"Even though they have stopped doing the abortions, they're still open to refer for abortions," she said. "And until that place actually closes its doors, we'll be out on the sidewalk offering help and hope to women and letting God use us to save babies by sending them across the street to MyLife Clinic [a pro-life pregnancy center]."