Missouri Could Lose Its Last Abortion Clinic, Becoming The First State Without One

“This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is a real public health crisis,” Dr. Leana Wen, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement provided to Refinery29. “This week, Missouri would be the first state in the country to go dark — without a health center that provides safe, legal abortion care.” Wen estimates that about 1 million women of reproductive age will be impacted if the state forces the clinic to stop offering abortion care. The clinic is expected to keep providing other reproductive-care services, such as birth control, STI testing, and cancer screenings.