Planned Parenthood to open facility near Missouri/Illinois border


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.

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(This story was originally published on October 2, 2019)

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