By Dave Andrusko And so it began today, a hearing that is expected to last for five days. As NRL News Today has reported, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services officially declined to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, “saying the clinic had failed to address a …Continue reading "Five day hearing begins, fate of Missouri’s last abortion clinic to be decided"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday NRL News Today discussed a surprise editorial in the very pro-abortion Kansas City Star which ever so gently wondered aloud whether it was okay to abort a child for eugenic reasons. The newspaper was prodded to attention by Judge Howard Sachs’ August 28 decision which, while invalidating a ban on …Continue reading "Digging deeper into Judge Sachs’ decision on Missouri’s HB 126 shows additional good news"
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 …Continue reading "Satanic Temple sues Missouri over informed-consent requirement on when life begins"
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 …Continue reading "Missouri’s lone abortion clinic allowed to continue abortions but underlying safety concerns yet to be addressed"
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 …Continue reading "Judge kicks Planned Parenthood lawsuit out of court; tells them to take their complaint to state Administrative Hearing Commission"
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 …Continue reading "Judge’s injunction allows last Missouri abortion clinic to continue performing abortions"
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 …Continue reading "Missouri Legislature Passes both “Simon’s Law” and the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”"
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 …Continue reading "Missouri Judge agrees to Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary restraining order"
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 …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood goes to court to keep last abortion clinic in Missouri open"
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 …Continue reading "Missouri Governor Mike Parson Signs “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,”"
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 …Continue reading "Legislative Update from Missouri Right to Life [May 3]"
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 …Continue reading "Missouri House passes omnibus pro-life measure"