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Planned Parenthood Opens Illinois Clinic As Missouri Moves Towards Abortion Ban
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3 Oct 2019 12:39 AM EST

According to Reuters, Planned Parenthood is ready to open a big medical center in Western Illinois this month, which will provide healthcare services to women. The health services include abortions. On Wednesday, the women's health provider said that their goal is to provide abortion access to women in Missouri, as some officials there are trying close the state's only abortion clinic there. CBS reported, "Planned Parenthood has been secretly building the 18,000-square-foot clinic in Fairview Heights since August 2018, using shell companies to avoid attention and protests." The new Western Illinois location is just 13 miles away from Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic. Colleen McNicholas, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood’s southwest regional chapter explained, “The new health center is a testament to the needs of the greater bi-state region and our commitment to provide, protect and expand access to healthcare, no matter what.”