A judge has extended the preliminary injunction in Missouri.
That means abortion access is still protected in the state.
Planned Parenthood tweeted the following:
BREAKING: The preliminary injunction continues! This means that abortion access is still protected in Missouri, for now — a welcome relief for our patients and for providers in the state. #BansOffMyBody pic.twitter.com/pE3LZs26ZE
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) June 21, 2019
According to CBS News, Planned Parenthood says the state of Missouri will not renew the St. Louis Clinic’s license.
Planned Parenthood has challenged Missouri lawmakers in court to keep their license. Lawmakers said they would not renew the license because the clinic was violating state regulations.
If the St. Louis Planned Parenthood loses its license, Missouri will become the first state without an abortion clinic.
In May, a judge filed a temporary injunction to allow the clinic to continue operating while the courts sorted out the license.
The judge is expected to hear arguments Friday on whether to extend the injunction.
Planned Parenthood Tweeted the following on Friday morning:
BREAKING: Today, Missouri’s health department weaponized a regulatory process to deny an abortion license to the last remaining health center in Missouri that provides abortion. The fate of abortion access now rests in a court’s hands. #BansOffMyBody #StoptheBans
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 21, 2019
This remains a developing story.