St. Louis, Missouri -- Friday, June 28, 2019
A Coalition for Life staff member, who asked not to be identified by name, stands near the entrance to the last clinic offering abortion services in Missouri. The staff member tried to dissuade those seeking abortions.
The Planned Parenthood clinic was temporarily spared on Friday, after a state commission gave it more time to resolve its licensing dispute with the state health department.
In May, Missouri lawmakers approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, often referred to as a "heartbeat law." The state's last abortion clinic, operated by Planned Parenthood, is currently fighting the health department's efforts to shut it down.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times