[See NewsBusters for more.] Craig Melvin Reports guest host Yasmin Vossoughian and correspondent Ellison Barber ratcheted up MSNBC's crusade against state-level pro-life laws on Thursday as they warned that a new Missouri law could lead to increases in things such as breast cancer.
Vossoughian kicked off the segment by declaring that, "The last remaining abortion provider in Missouri, the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, sounding the alarm as new state rules are taking effect. Starting this week any time an inspector finds a violation, they can report it to the Department of Social Services which then regulates Medicaid in the state of Missouri. So this means the state can actually could actually yank Medicaid funding for that Planned Parenthood."