Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement in response to a state judge in Missouri blocking the Missouri health department from revoking the license of St. Louis Planned Parenthood:

“St. Louis Planned Parenthood is a threat to public health and safety, plain and simple. Missouri concluded that the St. Louis Planned Parenthood did not meet basic health and safety standards, yet as too often happens, judges have stepped in as de facto Planned Parenthood cheerleaders to keep a substandard abortion business open. What is the point of a democracy if state leaders elected by the people are prohibited from ensuring basic health and safety? We expect high standards for businesses that serve the public, but apparently no standards for abortion businesses. We’re stuck in a Twilight Zone of the judiciary’s making.”

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.