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"
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 …Continue reading "Federal Judge denies preliminary injunction, upholds Missouri’s Pro-Life Regulations"
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 …Continue reading "Obama appointee refuses Planned Parenthood’s third request for injunction against Missouri law requiring admitting privileges"
Editor’s note. Pro-life Missouri AG Josh Hawley defeated pro-abortion incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 midterm elections held last week. In the last two years, the Attorney General’s office has been key in protecting the right to life of all innocent human beings and defending Missouri’s pro-life laws. Missourians elected former Attorney General Josh …Continue reading "Missouri Right to Life applauds Governor Mike Parson’s selection of Eric Schmitt to be Missouri’s next Attorney General"
By Katie Franklin In yet another win for religious liberty, last week a federal court ruled that an ordinance intended to make St. Louis a “sanctuary city” for abortion is unconstitutional. In an opinion issued September 30, Judge Audrey Fleissig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said that the controversial …Continue reading "Two Pro-life Wins in Missouri"
By Dave Andrusko Following on the heels of a pro-life decision by the 8th District Court of Appeals, U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes on Tuesday refused to block Missouri’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and abortion clinics to meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical …Continue reading "Judge declines to block law’s safety requirement, Missouri down to one abortion clinic in St. Louis"
By Dave Andrusko Planned Parenthood’s Missouri affiliates really do believe that if at first you don’t succeed try, try (and try) again. As NRL News Today reported earlier this month, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned U.S District Judge Howard Sachs’ May 2017 temporary restraining order against the state’s requirement that abortionists have …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood tries again to negate protective Missouri regulations"
By Dave Andrusko Back in May 2017, pro-life Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs that blocked state laws requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and abortion clinics to meet the requirements …Continue reading "8th Circuit rules that Missouri can enforce protective abortion law"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Well, that didn’t last long. Back in early …Continue reading "Having learned nothing Missouri Democrats re-embrace “unwavering commitment” to abortion"
By Dave Andrusko A win, at least for now. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a member of the Satanic Temple could not challenge Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law because she was not pregnant at the time of her lawsuit and therefore lacked standing. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld a …Continue reading "Court of Appeals unanimously rejects Satanic Temple member’s challenge to Missouri’s informed consent law"
By Dave Andrusko In April when we last reported on Missouri’s law governing chemical abortions, U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips had just heard testimony in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. They sought to block enforcement of a regulation requiring that abortion …Continue reading "Judge upholds Missouri law regulating chemical abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists are seething now that the new Missouri budget has not only stopped state Medicaid dollars from going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood but has also set aside some $6.5 million for alternatives to abortion services. The $28 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, has …Continue reading "Missouri pro-life budget on way to Gov. Greitens"