Nasheed Calls on MU Health Care to Reverse Revocation of Planned Parenthood Privileges

September 28, 2015

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed today called on MU Health Care to reinstate the “refer and follow” privileges provided to a physician at the Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic. In a letter to University of Missouri officials, Nasheed urged them to “stop playing politics with women’s lives”.

MU’s decision to revoke the "refer and follow" privileges effectively prevents Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri from offering abortion services in Columbia beginning December 1 because Missouri law requires abortion providers to have privileges through a hospital within 15 minutes driving time and/or 30 miles of the clinic in question.

The full text of letter is below.