The sole clinic that provides in can continue to offer the procedure until at least Aug. 1, thanks to a state commission’s decision on Friday.
The St. Louis clinic nearly lost its license earlier this month, which would have left the state without a single facility that offered abortions. The state had five abortion clinics in 2008, but now is down to one. If the clinic closed, it would make Missouri the only state in the nation to not provide abortion access since 1973, when the Supreme Court codified abortion as a right with its ruling in Roe v. Wade.
“We are relieved to have this last-minute reprieve, which means patients can continue accessing safe, legal abortion at Planned Parenthood in