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Amidst Investigating Periods, Planned Parenthood Calls for Change in Missouri’s Health Department

Gov. Parson must remove Department of Health Director Randall Williams from office after testimony reveals he misused patient data for a political agenda against abortion

Nov. 5, 2019 • Missouri

Statement on Missouri’s Top Health Official Admitting He Investigated Menstrual Cycles of Missouri Women

“This is the reality when people in power want to strip away our rights and freedoms. They force medically unnecessary pelvic exams, investigate menstrual cycles, and do whatever it takes to take control of our bodies, our lives, and our futures. Enough is enough."

Oct. 29, 2019 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood to expand abortion access at new state-of-the-art center in Southern Illinois

New Fairview Heights facility will offer family planning services, will serve as regional haven for abortion access

Oct. 2, 2019

Advocates call out Gov. Parson’s wrong priorities and failure to lead

Frustrated Missourians chant “Shame on Parson!” at his campaign kickoff event

Sept. 8, 2019 • Missouri

Breaking: Federal Court in Missouri Blocks Cascading Abortion Bans

U.S. District Court judge finds Missouri’s law likely unconstitutional on the merits, blocks major portions of abortion law one day before they were set to take effect.

Aug. 27, 2019 • Missouri

Breaking: Planned Parenthood takes Missouri to court over one of nation’s most restrictive abortion bans

Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and law firm Paul, Weiss challenge unconstitutional anti-abortion law. The suit challenges an extreme law that would ban abortion at nearly every stage in pregnancy.

July 30, 2019 • Missouri

Stay granted; Missourians' abortion access protected for now

"We are relieved to have this last-minute reprieve, which means patients can continue accessing safe, legal abortion at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis for the time being."

June 28, 2019 • Missouri

Statement from Dr. Colleen McNicholas

"The terrifying reality is that access is hanging on by a thread with a narrowing timeline. The truth is, if the Administrative Hearing Commission does not act by Friday, abortion access in the state of Missouri will be gone."

June 24, 2019 • Missouri