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During her Wednesday report on CBS Evening News, correspondent Meg Oliver admitted a state investigation found that the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis, Missouri performed an abortion that violated state law. The clinic also vowed to break even more of the state’s laws. But she and the network still feared for the future of the facility, which could be shut down on Friday.
“Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, may no longer be able to perform abortions by the end of the week. The clinic says they will defy state law, which says they must perform two pelvic exams before an abortion procedure,” Oliver bemoaned. She essentially admitted that this clinic was intent on further breaking the law.
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Oliver decried the State of Missouri for having “some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country” because, before allowing an unborn child to be killed, the state required “a consent process, a 72-hour waiting period, and two pelvic exams before a woman undergoes an abortion procedure.”
It wasn’t until after speaking with one of the clinic’s doctors, who she allowed to spew Planned Parenthood’s propaganda, did Oliver admit to the clinic having performed an illegal abortion. “The state said Planned Parenthood has violated laws and regulations. A recent inspection found the clinic broke the law, performing an abortion at 21 weeks. Missouri law bans the procedure at 20 weeks,” she reported.
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To her credit, this was the first time any broadcast network cared to mention why Missouri was looking to pull the clinic’s license to begin with.
The CBS correspondent also spoke with a woman who just so happened to be there that day to get an abortion:
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OLIVER: We spoke with a woman, whose identity we are protecting at her request for security reasons, who came to Planned Parenthood this week for an abortion.
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