Satanic Temple sues Missouri over informed-consent requirement on when life begins

By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews and is reposted with permission. The secular advocacy group Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against the state of Missouri in hopes of overturning its requirement that women be given critical information before going through with aborting their children. Missouri law …

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Missouri’s lone abortion clinic allowed to continue abortions but underlying safety concerns yet to be addressed

By Dave Andrusko It’s like déjà vu all over again. The headline to the Associated Press story which ran in the Washington Post today is “The Latest: Missouri abortions continue, advocates celebrate.” Since the state Department of Health and Senior Services [DHSS] had denied Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri’s license …

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Judge kicks Planned Parenthood lawsuit out of court; tells them to take their complaint to state Administrative Hearing Commission

By Dave Andrusko You have to understand the background before you can properly appreciate St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer’s ruling this morning to extend a preliminary injunction he’d previously issued which allows a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis to continue performing abortions up through Friday. Was the judge saying that the state health …

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Judge’s injunction allows last Missouri abortion clinic to continue performing abortions

By Dave Andrusko As you would imagine, Planned Parenthood portrayed itself as a martyr. But the simple fact is “Today the state of Missouri declined to reissue the license for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood,” said Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life. “This action was due to a number of infractions and …

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Missouri Legislature Passes both “Simon’s Law” and the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”

By Nancy Valko I feel so fortunate to be living in a pro-life state like Missouri! This past month, the Missouri legislature passed both Simon’s Law and the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.” SIMON’S LAW When baby Simon Crosier was born with Trisomy 18 and a heart defect in 2010, his parents and brothers …

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Missouri Judge agrees to Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary restraining order

By Dave Andrusko Friday afternoon Missouri Judge Michael Stelzer agreed with Planned Parenthood and issued a temporary restraining order preventing the license of the state’s lone remaining abortion clinic from expiring at midnight tonight. His decision followed a day after hearing oral arguments Thursday afternoon. After the 22nd Circuit Court of St. Louis handed down …

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Planned Parenthood goes to court to keep last abortion clinic in Missouri open

By Dave Andrusko The headlines talk about abortion not being available in Missouri by week’s end, but the truth, as always, is more complicated. It is unquestionably true that the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis is the state’s lone remaining abortion clinic. After that the situation gets more tangled. The Missouri Department of Health …

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson Signs “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,”

By Missouri Right to Life Today, Governor Parson signed into law the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nationwide. ​​​​​​​​​ SS SCS HB 126, the strongest pro-life bill in Missouri history, will: ban abortion at detection …

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Legislative Update from Missouri Right to Life [May 3]

We are now in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The omnibus pro-life bill, SCS HB 126, has been passed by the Senate Health and Pensions Committee and the Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar. These are exciting times in Missouri for all pro-lifers. This bill has multiple …

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Missouri House passes omnibus pro-life measure

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives gave overwhelming approval to an omnibus pro-life bill described by Speaker Elijah Haahr as “the strongest pro-life bill in the country.” House approval of HB 126 on a 110 to 37 vote came less than a week after U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes refused a third …

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Federal Judge denies preliminary injunction, upholds Missouri’s Pro-Life Regulations

Planned Parenthood Fails at Third Attempt to Eliminate Safety Provisions Designed to Protect Women’s Health, Missouri at an All-Time Low for Number of Abortions Last week, the U.S. District court for the Western District of Missouri denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains (Planned Parenthood) in their …

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Obama appointee refuses Planned Parenthood’s third request for injunction against Missouri law requiring admitting privileges

By Dave Andrusko Give Planned Parenthood credit. They keep testing Missouri’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and they keep getting shot down. On Friday Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Obama appointee U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes “refused to issue a preliminary injunction that would have …

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