CNA Staff, May 29, 2020 / 14:15 pm
The last abortion clinic in Missouri will be allowed to continue operating, despite the state's decision not to renew its license last year because of health and safety concerns.
The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis had been battling the state of Missouri in court for over a year after the state Health Department argued that the clinic- the last one allowed to perform surgical abortions in the state- is unsafe.
Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi, Missouri's Administrative Hearing Commissioner, issued a ruling May 29 stating that Planned Parenthood has "substantially complied" with Missouri state law, and that "in over 4,000 abortions provided since 2018, the Department has only identified two causes to deny its license," the Associated Press reports.
The hearing, presided over by Dandamudi, began last October.