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Missouri Could Become the First State Without an Abortion Clinic Since Roe v. Wade

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The last abortion clinic in Missouri is on the verge of shutting down, threatening to make the state the first in the country to have no legal abortion access since Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood said in a statement Tuesday.

According to Planned Parenthood, Missouri is “refusing to renew” the one remaining clinic’s license, which expires Friday. If it is not renewed by then, Missouri will be the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1973, the year of the Supreme Court decision.

According to CBS News, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services alerted Planned Parenthood on May 20 to three issues that it said could affect its license. Two days later, the organization said........

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