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Lindsay Toler

Lindsay Toler joined the St. Louis Public Radio as digital engagement producer in January 2018. A native of Dallas, Texas, Lindsay first moved to the Show-Me State to study at the University of Missouri, where she received Bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology and a certificate in multicultural studies.

Lindsay’s journalism career has taken her around the world. She reported on terrorism, fashion and politics for the Associated Press bureau in London. She covered gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for the Olympic News Service and wrote about life in Beijing for The Dallas Morning News. She also worked for The Seattle Times and a weekly community newspaper in Washington state. She then joined the Peace Corps as a health education volunteer in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe.

Lindsay moved to St. Louis in October 2011, just as the St. Louis Cardinals were going up against her hometown in the World Series — and she’s been a Cardinals fan ever since. She covered south St. Louis County for, wrote the news blog for the Riverfront Times and worked as St. Louis Magazine’s first-ever online staff writer.

As St. Louis Public Radio’s engagement specialist, Lindsay has her dream job: talking to public radio listeners about the news on social media. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys kickboxing, reading tarot cards, and going to movies by herself. She lives in Tower Grove South with her partner Mike and schnoodlehuahua Persie. Reach out to Lindsay by email at ltoler@stlpublic radio, or send her a DM on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay.

Missouri has long had some of the strictest abortion restrictions in the U.S. Now questions about Planned Parenthood’s license in St. Louis could mean Missouri losing its only abortion clinic. Below, find FAQs and answers based on our reporting. 

Update, June 21: Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has decided to deny the license for Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis abortion clinic, the only provider in the state.

A preliminary injunction is keeping the St. Louis clinic’s license in place until the judge makes a more permanent decision. As part of that injunction ruling, the judge said the state needed to make a decision to renew or reject the license before Friday. A status hearing was ongoing Friday morning.

Read more: Missouri Denies St. Louis Planned Parenthood Clinic License To Perform Abortions

Update, May 31: A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge has ruled to keep Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic open hours before its license expired. Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood a temporary restraining order to prevent the Department of Health and Senior Services from denying its license renewal application.

Read moreJudge's Order Keeps Missouri’s Sole Abortion Clinic Open — For Now

Our original story continues below.

A St. Louis Circuit Court judge is expected to decide whether to stop Missouri from closing the only remaining abortion clinic in the state before its license expires Friday at midnight.

Planned Parenthood is asking the judge to prevent the Department of Health and Senior Services from denying a renewed license to Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.