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Kansas City Planned Parenthood abortion licensure advances

Posted: 8:28 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 01:28:59Z

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas City's effort to provide medication-based abortions is moving forward.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams in a Wednesday statement said the agency "anticipates that the facility's license will be forthcoming" now there's a doctor in place at the clinic.

The clinic stopped offering abortions in March after its previous provider left.

Planned Parenthood General Counsel Emily Wales on Wednesday said the department accepted the clinic's plan to correct deficiencies cited in a recent inspection. Wales says the health department also approved the clinic's complication plan, which includes a backup provider in case of complications from medication abortions.

She says the department now wants to do another inspection and wants to meet with the new abortion provider.