Parson Addresses Planned Parenthood Request For License Renewal

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is announcing that the Health Department is declining to renew the license of the state’s last remaining abortion clinic due to non-compliance and health concerns.

Parson made his announcement during a press conference yesterday (Wednesday).

The governor said an annual inspection conducted by the state Health Department in March and several violations were found, which raised questions about the quality of patient care.

Planned Parenthood is asking for a temporary restraining order to keep the St. Louis Clinic open. It is set to close tomorrow (Friday) if its license is not renewed.