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Missouri Planned Parenthood Seeks to Expand Abortion Access

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  Planned Parenthood officials in Missouri want a federal judge to block abortion regulations so four additional clinics can offer the procedure.

Leaders on Monday requested some regulations be put on hold while a court case over the constitutionality of the laws plays out.

Laura McQuade and Mary Kogut said Planned Parenthood plans to offer drug-induced and surgical abortions in Columbia and Springfield if regulations are temporarily blocked. They said drug-induced abortions also would be offered in Joplin and Kansas City.

The women are presidents and CEOs of Missouri's Planned Parenthood centers.

Missouri now only has one abortion clinic — a Planned Parenthood center in St. Louis.

Planned Parenthood is suing Missouri over regulations that leaders say limit abortion access.

The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled similar Texas regulations unconstitutional.

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