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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:32 PM


2020 Democrats respond to Missouri's only abortion clinic possibly closing

Several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls spoke out Tuesday after Planned Parenthood announced Missouri's only abortion clinic may have to close this week, making Missouri the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.

The state's health department is "refusing to renew" the clinic's annual license amid an ongoing investigation, Planned Parenthood said.
"This is something we have never seen before," Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen told reporters Tuesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was the first to tweet about the potential closure, stressing the need for access to abortion.

"We cannot go back to the days when women in America didn't have the right to control their own bodies," he tweeted. "Access to a safe and legal abortion is a constitutional right.


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted soon after, echoing the constitutional right to abortion access from Roe v. Wade.

"Reproductive rights are not just protected by the Constitution of the United States but must be guaranteed in every state," she tweeted. "This is a direct attack on women’s health."



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