Missouri Right to Life
For Immediate Release For Information:
June 21, 2019 573-635-5110
The following statement is from Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life:
Today, the state of Missouri declined to reissue the license for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood. This action was due to a number of infractions and violations discovered in inspections done pursuant to legislation passed in 2017.
Missouri Right to Life is relieved and grateful that Governor Parson’s administration, especially Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and other statewide officials are doing all they can to protect the health and safety of Missouri women from an abortion clinic with multiple health violations.
Dr Randall Williams is an Ob-Gyn with over 30 years of training in healthcare for pregnant women and is dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare to women. The actions of the Missouri Department of Health on the relicensing of the clinic is for this reason alone.
In addition to the deficiency reports, which Judge Michael Stelzer moved to seal from the public eye, no doubt due to the incriminating nature of those reports, over 70 emergency vehicles at the St Louis Planned Parenthood have been documented by the St. Louis Fire Department.
The necessary actions taken today by the Missouri Department of Health are caused by Planned Parenthood alone and results from their inability to give quality healthcare to the women that seek their services. They have refused to discuss those deficiencies with the Department of Health and one can only surmise that those deficiencies have not been resolved.
While the clinic will remain open and operational until the court-ordered temporary restraining order is withdrawn or ended by the court, Missouri Right to Life hopes that the court will do the correct thing and recognize the state’s right to protect its citizens from unsafe conditions in what has been called the most dangerous abortion clinic in the country.