In the US state of Missouri, a new law means that there is only one clinic for the six million inhabitants for abortions. Planned Parenthood, a family planning specialist in the city of Columbia, lost its license for Wednesday abortionslike the newspaper Kansas City Star reported.
Under the new law, doctors must be in Missouriwho can make abortions, transfer their patients to a hospital. If they can not, they are not allowed to practice. As an argument, the safety of patients is listed. According to the press service of Kaiser Health News, opponents of the regulation state that many clinics can not meet this requirement because abortions are normally harmless and doctors therefore do not treat enough patients in-patient to qualify for the corresponding rights.
For now, women in Missouri, a state in the Midwestern United States, will be left with only one clinic in St. Louis, 190 kilometers from Columbia, for abortions – or a trip to a neighboring US state.
Several US states have adopted various measures to limit abortions. The government of US President Donald Trump has also proposed cutting federal funding for hundreds of clinics that are aborting. Should Trump's Supreme Court candidate, Brett Kavanaugh, prevail despite allegations of sexual harassment and attempted rape, women who wish to discontinue their pregnancy may experience even more difficulties throughout the United States.