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House Committee on General Laws hears eight bills on ethics reform on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

House Rules Committee approves 26 bills, including personhood amendment and alcohol advertising

House Rules Committee approves 26 bills, including personhood amendment and alcohol advertising

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Committee on Rules-Legislative Oversight voted on a large number of bills in the first meeting following the legislative spring break. Committee members returned on Monday afternoon, taking just 31 minutes to pass 26 pieces of legislation out of committee. The first bill to receive approval from the committee

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Pro-life groups finally embrace Greitens at legislative day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Gov. Eric Greitens took to the stage to hug Missouri Right to Life President Steve Rupp in the Capitol Rotunda, it marked a stark contrast from a six months ago when the influential anti-abortion group would not endorse the man who would become the state’s chief executive. But a year

House Committee on Children and Family

House committee passes 20-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republicans continue pushing forward legislation challenging abortion laws in Missouri, with the latest act aiming to place a ban on all abortions in the second trimester of the pregnancy. Reps. Donna Lichtenegger and Phil Christofanelli’s Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act was voted out of the Children and Families Committee with a final vote

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House approves extensions for pregnancy resource center tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed a bill Monday that would allow pregnancy resource center and maternity home donors to continue receiving a tax credit for their donations. HB 655, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, applies to donations to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, estimated to cost up to $5 million.

House Committee on Children and Family

Moon wants to create ‘History of Abortion’ exhibit in Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  – State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, this week filed HB 1014, which seeks to add an exhibit on the history of abortion to the state museum. Called the “Never Again Act,” the legislation directs the created exhibit to be placed near the existing exhibit displaying the state’s history of slavery. Moon

House Committee on Children and Family

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.

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