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WATCH: Cori Bush weeps at Planned Parenthood after learning of Supreme Court decision

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 7:01 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:14 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS CITY, Mo. (KMOV) - A top government health official was in St. Louis Friday morning to talk with Planned Parenthood about the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v Wade

The Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis was the only place a woman can get an abortion in the entire state before the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Health Organization. Because Roe vs Wade is overturned, nearly all abortions in Missouri are illegal.

The meeting featured the Health and Human Services Secretary, Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush and other reproductive healthcare providers. News 4 was there when Bush and others reacted to the ruling in Dobbs.

After the ruling, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri issued the following statement:

“Today is the worst case scenario for 36 million people of reproductive age who live in 26 states including Missouri where abortion is now poised to be banned. Everything that led to the overturning of Roe should be a stain on our history from which we must learn and do better. This begins a rebuilding of a future with abortion equity — not just rights or access, but rights and access for all people. From this day on, we cannot accept compromise, middle ground, or ‘good enough’. We must demand a system that creates abortion access for all people who need it, no matter their identity, insurance status, or zip code.

“Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region joins our partners in committing to re-building this system, for as long as it takes. We’re not going anywhere. We’re just getting started.”