… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.
As it turns out, though, Missouri also has its own version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which provides a defense for people who believe the law restricts their free exercise of religion.