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Moon’s ‘personhood’ amendment seeks to ban all abortions in Show-Me State

Moon’s ‘personhood’ amendment seeks to ban all abortions in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Each year, the issue of abortion remains a hotly-contested item in the Missouri Legislature, and this year is no exception, as one lawmaker has returned a measure seeking to outlaw all abortion in Missouri. Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, has once again filed his “personhood” legislation in the Missouri House, seeking

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony from abortion-choice advocates and anti-abortion groups on Wednesday regarding five bills aimed at restricting the practice in the state. The slate of anti-abortion legislation offered by Republican lawmakers would, among other things, prohibit abortions performed on basis of sex, race or Down

Rep. Diane Franklin speaks to anti-abortion activists outside the Columbia Planned Parenthood Dec. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Abortion fight enters new chapter in Missouri after Whole Woman’s Health decision

Missouri laws requiring ambulatory surgical center rules and admitting privileges for providers in jeopardy COLUMBIA, Mo. – Just hours after lawyers for Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge for an injunction on two Missouri abortion laws Monday, anti-abortion activists across the state promised supporters and members of the media that they would blow the whistle

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Does Missouri Right to Life cave to endorse Greitens?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After seven months of refusing to talk with Missouri Right to Life (MRL) Political Action Committee, Eric Greitens finally submitted his survey to the Missouri Right to Life. Up to now, many social conservatives around the state view MRL as the leading pro-life group mostly because of its committed stance on

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens submits Missouri Right to Life survey

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Eric Greitens recently submitted to Missouri Right to Life the survey commonly used when seeking an endorsement. Greitens has also met with Missouri Right to Life. Greitens had previously refused to return the survey or even meet with the pro-life organization, leaving him the only Republican primary candidate without the endorsement.


Schmitt launches ‘Protect Life Coalition’

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, announced a group of anti-abortion advocates Thursday that will serve as his treasurer campaign’s “Protect Life Coalition.” The group consists of current and former state legislators and pro-life activists from across the state who Schmitt says will work as a “sounding board” on issues relating to abortion. “Traveling

Sen. Kurt Schaefer speaks about the findngs in the investigation into Planned Parenthood July 5, 2016.

Sanctity of Life Committee members release findings on Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican members of the dissolved Senate Interim Sanctity of Life Committee released their final findings on Planned Parenthood in a press conference Tuesday after nearly a year of investigation. The senators, led by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said they found serious deficiencies in Planned Parenthood’s own paperwork and potential illegalities in their practices

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SCOTUS decision on abortion could affect Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians are reacting to perhaps the most impactful Supreme Court decision on abortion since Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The nation’s highest court struck down two provisions of a Texas state law that they believe placed undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion as decreed under Roe v. Wade… and could hold serious

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Missouri Right to Life endorses Kinder, Hanaway, Brunner… but not Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the state’s most influential special interest groups has given their first round of endorsements to statewide candidates. Missouri Right to Life (MRL), a staunch opponent of abortion and related measures, is expected to release a complete list on Monday, but the chosen Republicans from the six statewide races have already begun

Rep. Diane Franklin speaks at a pro-life rally in front of the Columbia Planned Parenthood July 28, 2015.

MRL demands Senate action on HB 2069

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leadership of the oldest and largest grassroots network in Missouri, Missouri Right to Life (MRL), sent a letter to Senate members Wednesday asking them to take legislative action to “address the scandalous prospect of the sale of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood.” The letter came from MRL President Steve Rupp,