Planned Parenthood Considers Suit Against Missouri If Clinic’s Abortion License Is Revoked
Only one clinic in the state still performs abortions after another halted the procedures last week. In other state news, Washington's attorney general’s office finds no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood in the state following a review prompted by a July letter from Republican state lawmakers.
The Associated Press:
Missouri Planned Parenthood Says Legal Action Likely
A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them. Laura McQuade, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, said the organization would sue the state Department of Health and Senior Services if it revokes the clinic's abortion license. That action is expected after panel of University of Missouri Health Care medical staff voted in September to discontinue the form of privileges granted to Planned Parenthood doctor Colleen McNicholas, effective next week. (Ballentine, 11/25)
The Seattle Times:
State AG's Office Clears Washington Planned Parenthood Of Wrongdoing
After allegations that Planned Parenthood has illegally profited from the sale of fetal tissue, the state Attorney General’s Office has found no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood in Washington state. The review was prompted by a July letter from Republican state lawmakers urging Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. The letter came after controversial undercover video of a national Planned Parenthood medical director eating lunch while discussing procedures and prices for delivering tissues from aborted fetuses to researchers. (O'Sullivan, 11/28)