The public is being kept in the dark about the history of Missouri's last abortion clinic.
A ruling by Federal Judge Michael Stelzer has forced Missouri health officials into allowing Planned Parenthood to continue operating in St. Louis without a license. Stelzer has also sealed all records showing shoddy practices at the abortuary.
"The fact that they're not complying [or] cooperating with the investigation is very dangerous," argues Cheryl Sullenger with Operation Rescue. "It's creating a dangerous situation for women because this Planned Parenthood is trying to put itself outside any kind of oversight from the state – and that means they can do whatever they want without consequence."
Sullenger points out that 74 ambulances in the last ten years have transported women to hospitals after botched abortions. In addition, subpoenas were issued to nine of the clinic's employees, seven to abortionists.
"Five of those abortionists are not cooperating with the state's investigation," Sullenger continues. "They won't allow themselves to be interviewed. So these subpoenas were issued and the judge quashed those subpoenas and then sealed the record."
Operation Rescue already had a copy of the sealed information and as posted it on their website. Meanwhile, the state has until Friday to submit results of its investigation to the court explaining why it has not renewed the license of the Planned Parenthood.