FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has quietly been building a new abortion clinic in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, as Missouri women concerned about the uncertain future of a St. Louis clinic flock across the state line.
Planned Parenthood officials said Wednesday that the 18,000-square-foot (1,700-square-meter) clinic in Fairview Heights, 12 miles east of St. Louis, will provide abortion care as well as family planning. It opens later this month.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
Planned Parenthood has been battling with Missouri’s health department for months to try and keep open its St. Louis clinic. The state has refused to renew its license to perform abortions, citing concerns that include “failed abortions” that required additional surgeries.READ MORE: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission is deciding the fate of the St. Louis clinic.MORE NEWS: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
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