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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

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Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

( KTRS ) The Missouri health department and Republican lawmakers disagree over what state law requires to license certain abortion clinics. A GOP-led Senate committee and Department of Health and Senior Services Director Gail Vasterling debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood meets legal requirements for abortions. The clinic was licensed in July to give […]

Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

( KTRS ) The Missouri health department and Republican lawmakers disagree over what state law requires to license certain abortion clinics.

A GOP-led Senate committee and Department of Health and Senior Services Director Gail Vasterling debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood meets legal requirements for abortions.

The clinic was licensed in July to give medical but not surgical abortions. Vasterling says the Planned Parenthood doctor providing abortions doesn’t have necessary hospital privileges for surgical abortions.

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri have called the investigation political grandstanding.

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