The license for Planned Parenthood in St. Louis will remain effective and the facility will continue operating as the state’s lone abortion provider after the judge granted a…
The license for Planned Parenthood in St. Louis will remain effective and the facility will continue operating as the state’s lone abortion provider after the judge granted a preliminary injunction.
Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer ruled Monday that the state would not be able block the clinic from performing abortions until the court makes a final ruling on the case.
The next hearing is set for June 21.
State officials had refused to renew the facility’s license, demanding interviews with staff doctors for an investigation into “a large number of possible deficiencies.»
Planned Parenthood said only two of its seven staff doctors agreed to be interviewed. It requested a preliminary injunction in the hearing Tuesday. The restraining order will remain in place until the judge issues another ruling.
Stelzer issued a temporary stay on May 31, hours before the license was set to expire for the facility, which would have prevented it from providing abortions.
«Planned Parenthood has been responsive to every demand, including those that interfere with high quality medical care, yet the governor continues to insist that our license is in jeopardy,» said Colleen McNicholas, an OB-GYN for Planned Parenthood of the St.

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