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"
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"