Today, the Missouri legislature passed a bill banning nearly all abortions.
Dr. Colleen McNicholas, ob/gyn in Missouri and Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:
“In an effort to intentionally instill confusion and panic in the communities I provide health care for across the state, Missouri has joined Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama on the growing list of states aiming to ban abortion. Let me be clear: you can still get an abortion in the state of Missouri. Clinics are still open, for now.
“As an ob/gyn, I am honored to partner with pregnant people to review all of their available health care options. I know that abortion is health care and is one of the evidence-based, safe, available options for pregnant people to consider when evaluating their lives, values, and futures.
Let me be clear: you can still get an abortion in the state of Missouri. Clinics are still open, for now.
“Politicians must stop inserting themselves in the patient-provider relationship and allow patients a barrier-free path to make medical decisions about their bodies. I trust my patients to make these decisions for themselves, and Missouri’s leadership should, too.”