You may have already heard about Blunt dumping Nixon from the the Missouri Department of Health’s defense against a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood. It’s a major story that’s now bubbling up to the national level. Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenges a new Missouri law mandating that abortion clinics that perform more than 5 abortions a month must retrofit their facilities to meet standards imposed on facilities that perform other kinds of surgeries. In effect, it would shut down all abortion clinics in the state of Missouri, except for one in St. Louis. (A federal court has temporarily stopped the law from taking effect.)