A group gathered for prayer outside the Jefferson City Planned Parenthood office Tuesday for the last time. After nine years of praying for a change of choice for clients and employees at the family planning office, the group began an eight-week prayer of thanksgiving.
While these pro-life supporters are pleased, others in the community who have depended on the local Planned Parenthood office for services will have to travel to the Columbia office or find a new provider locally.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced this week that it would consolidate the Jefferson City location with the Columbia office. The consolidation should provide more services to more people, said Michelle Trupiano, Mid-Missouri public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.
The Jefferson City clinic, opened in 1975, will continue to be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 29.