Planned Parenthood’s new clinic near St. Louis

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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — Planned Parenthood has qui­etly been build­ing a new abor­tion clinic in Illi­nois, just across the Mis­sis­sippi River from St. Louis, as women con­cerned about the un­cer­tain fu­ture of Mis­souri’s sole abor­tion clinic flock across the state line.

The 18,000-square-foot clinic in Fairview Heights, 12 miles east of St. Louis, will pro­vide abor­tion ser­vices as well as fam­ily plan­ning when it opens in mid-Oc­to­ber, Planned Parenthood of­fi­cials said at a news con­fer­ence Wed­nes­day.

“While health care ac­cess in Mis­souri con­tin­ues to hang on by a thread, Illi­nois is well-po­si­tioned to serve as a health care hub in the re­gion,“said Yamelsie Ro­driguez, pres­i­dent and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Re­gion and South­west Mis­souri.

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