Planned Parenthood Clinic In Columbia License Reviewed
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia was granted a license to provide medication-induced abortions, it was exempted from the requirement that it have a staff doctor with surgical privileges at a hospital in the community. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services director Gail Vasterling discussed the license in a letter Friday to Senator Kurt Schaefer. Vasterling is preparing to appear Tuesday before an interim Senate committee Schaefer leads.