Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's office fired back Thursday, pressing to the 8th Circuit that Planned Parenthood, with the "sweeping" injunction, intends to offer abortions at sites "that do not satisfy the state's health-and-safety standards, posing an imminent threat to women's health and safety". The closures will affect 14,676 patients, many of whom live in areas with scant resources for poor women seeking services like birth control, according to Planned Parenthood.
"Defunding Planned Parenthood will set a health care crisis in motion in Iowa". The Iowa state government plans to spend $3.3 million on community health clinics that will give health care to the poor but not abortions.
Now we are seeing this policy state-side. Many have long opposed the organization, some on religious grounds, because its healthcare services include abortions, although it receives no federal funding for abortions, as stipulated by federal law.
The ACLU of IN will again take IN to court over an abortion law - this time one requiring parental consent for minors seeking the procedure. It's the 5th lawsuit over abortion legislation in 7 years. Texas this week asked for the Trump administration to restore that federal funding, as first reported by the Guardian.
The Iowa law is a workaround.
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"This is a case of extreme Iowa politicians deciding they know what's better for a woman's health than the women actually seeking care, with devastating consequences", she said. They are, proverbially, starved out of house and home.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Burlington and Keokuk will close their doors June 30 due to budget cuts the Iowa Legislature enacted this year. By 2013, the number of women receiving birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential health care dropped by almost 30,000.
For example, it's still unclear whether only abortion providers will be excluded, or if health care clinics and groups that are only affiliated with abortion providers could also be kicked out. The AHCA, Republican's draconian answer to the Affordable Care Act, would not only defund Planned Parenthood on a federal level (a national version of Iowa's bill) but would gut Medicaid and preexisting condition coverage, particularly for pregnant and low-income people.
One law mandated that abortionists "orally and in person inform the pregnant woman that she has a right to view an active ultrasound of the unborn child and hear the heartbeat of the unborn child if the heartbeat is audible". If women have nowhere to go for a safe abortion or prenatal care, nowhere to go for contraception or cervical cancer screenings, they die.