ILLINOIS (CNN) – Planned Parenthood is opening a new facility that performs abortions – 15 miles from the Missouri border.
The 18,000-square-foot health center in Fairview Heights, Illinois is scheduled to start seeing patients in a few weeks.
Planned Parenthood says the new facility will be able to serve more than the 5,000 people who used the health center it is replacing last year.
Missouri passed a bill earlier this year banning abortions after eight weeks.
A federal judge blocked it in August.
(This story was originally published on October 2, 2019)