COLUMBIA — Planned Parenthood plans to take legal action against MU after the university made a decision this week that could end abortion services in Columbia.

MU Health Care announced Thursday that on Dec. 1 it will discontinue "refer and follow" privileges — the same type of privileges it granted in December 2014 to a doctor who works with Planned Parenthood to provide abortion services. Without the privileges, the doctor cannot legally provide abortions in Columbia.

  • Assistant city editor — Columbia Missourian eliseschmelzer@mail.missouri.edu

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