Kansas City area health system stops providing Plan B in Missouri because of abortion ban

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A leading health system in Kansas City is no longer providing emergency contraception in Missouri after the state banned abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Saint Luke’s Health System confirmed the decision to The Star on Tuesday night after word of the change began circulating among advocates for sexual assault victims.

Saint Luke’s has a significant presence across Kansas City, operating 16 hospitals and campuses across the region, in both Kansas and Missouri. In a statement, Saint Luke’s spokesperson Laurel Gifford said the health system continues to evaluate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade and Missouri’s abortion ban, which went into effect following the decision.



The new policy may add to fears that Missouri’s abortion ban will eventually affect access to the birth control. Contraceptives, including Plan B, remain legal in Missouri and there have been no reports of pharmacies refusing to sell them in the wake of the ban.

But the health system’s decision suggests at least some level of concern that offering emergency contraception may place medical personnel or hospitals at legal risk. Missouri law now allows abortions only in the case of medical emergencies.

“First, the Missouri law is ambiguous but may be interpreted as criminalizing emergency contraception,” Gifford said. “As a System that deeply cares about its team, we simply cannot put our clinicians in a position that might result in criminal prosecution.”

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And yet, when many started expressing fear over hormonal birth control being affected, everyone said they were over reacting.

Plan B is not an abortion pill. Stopping a fertilized egg from implanting isn't abortion. This is why lawmakers needs to stay the f**k out of any type of healthcare or medical procedure decisions. They're too F***ing stupid and use their personal beliefs to dictate to the masses.
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I've been told by many this wasn't possible.
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Thelma Harper wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:47 pm I've been told by many this wasn't possible.
It’s the logical conclusion of these laws. Why wouldn’t doctors, pharmacists, nurses and health institutions interpret these laws as strictly and conservatively as possible, when the consequences could be massive fines, jail, losing their licenses, etc.?

As in this case from Ireland (which was the catalyst for them liberalizing their abortion laws), there’s no reason to think women won’t die and/or live with health effects because of vague legal wording making doctors hesitant to act, knowing their medical decisions could be second guessed by lawyers and politicians: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_o ... lappanavar
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Francee89 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:58 pm
Thelma Harper wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:47 pm I've been told by many this wasn't possible.
It’s the logical conclusion of these laws. Why wouldn’t doctors, pharmacists, nurses and health institutions interpret these laws as strictly and conservatively as possible, when the consequences could be massive fines, jail, losing their licenses, etc.?

As in this case from Ireland (which was the catalyst for them liberalizing their abortion laws), there’s no reason to think women won’t die and/or live with health effects because of vague legal wording making doctors hesitant to act, knowing their medical decisions could be second guessed by lawyers and politicians: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_o ... lappanavar
Obviously they're wrong.
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This is the time for American women to decide who makes the decisions for them when it comes to the outcome of their lives.

Themselves, or other people.
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