Federal Investigation into MO Hospital for Allegedly Denying Abortion to Woman having Health Emergency

(MISSOURINET) – The federal government is investigating a Missouri hospital for allegedly denying an abortion to a woman experiencing a medical emergency. Alisa Nelson reports.

Kaiser Health News reports the review is the first confirmed federal investigation for this reason. Freeman Hospital near Joplin is the subject of the probe. State law includes an exception for “medical emergency,” but the doctors and hospital lawyers allegedly determined that the woman’s case did not qualify for that exception. She ended up getting medical help outside of Missouri.