Saturday, October 27, 2018
When Angela Huntington arrived at work on a Wednesday morning in early October, she had to do something she dreaded: turn patients away.
Huntington is the manager at the Columbia Health Center in Columbia, Mo., a Planned Parenthood site that recently had to halt its abortion services in the midst of a highly publicized legal fight in the state.
Since another Missouri law requires a 72-hour waiting period between counseling about abortion and having the actual procedure, Huntington needed to call every patient on the day's schedule. She told them they could come to her clinic for the counseling but would have to go elsewhere for the abortion.
The only other place in the state that they could turn to for an abortion was in St. Louis, a two-hour-drive away.
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