Planned Parenthood

Missouri declines to renew license for state's only abortion clinic

A pro-choice protest in St. Louis. Photo: Jacob Moscovitch/Stringer/Getty Images

Missouri's health department chose Friday not to renew a license for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, the state's only abortion provider, to continue performing the procedure, CBS News reports.

The state of play: The clinic will be able to continue offering abortions under a preliminary injunction issued by a district judge until a decision on whether the case should stay in court or move to an administrative hearing.

Federal judges: Family planning "gag rule" effective immediately

Pro-choice activists and politicians associated with Planned Parenthood. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A panel of 3 federal appeals judges ruled on Thursday that a family planning "gag rule" could take effect immediately, withdrawing up to $60 million in federal funding from Planned Parenthood and similar reproductive-care providers, the Washington Post reports.

What they're saying: "If the program refers patients to abortion providers for family planning services, then that program is logically one 'where abortion is a method of family planning,'" the panel wrote.