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the only clinic in the state of Missouri still performing legal abortions might be forced to shut down as early as Friday because the state may not renew planned parenthood's license in a press conference Wednesday Missouri governor Mike Parsons defended the state's position Planned Parenthood has been actively and knowingly violating state law on numerous occasions if the Saint Louis clinic closes it would mark the first time a US state would be without an abortion clinic since the nineteen seventy three roe versus Wade decision Lianna when president of Planned Parenthood federation of America called it a public health crisis more than one point one million women in Missouri well how abortion inaccessible in their own state this all comes just days after Parsons signed a restrictive bill which bans abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest that would impact women like Jennifer box who used a clinic to terminate a previous pregnancy due to a genetic anomaly if something's wrong I won't be able to do anything in the state we live in , and that feels awful away I don't really know how to articulate , at least fifteen states have enacted abortion restrictions or outright bans in two thousand and nineteen and five states have passed so called hard to beat bills outlawing abortion after doctor can detect an embryonic heart beat which can occur at six weeks often before a woman knows she's pregnant all these measures are expected to be challenged in court , Planned Parenthood is doing the same in Missouri filing a lawsuit requesting a restraining order hoping to keep its one Missouri abortion clinic opened an operating