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

Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, announced she will run to represent Senate District 16 in what is quickly becoming a large field to replace the term-limited Sen. Dan Brown. In a Facebook post-Tuesday afternoon, Franklin said she would officially announce a campaign kickoff in May or June after session ends for the year.

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

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Missouri at the RNC: Day One

With the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Missouri Times will be featuring daily updates of the Republicans who have decided to attend the convention in Ohio. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton met Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., on her flight into Cleveland Sunday, and state committeewoman and RNC delegate Sara Walsh met

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Video argument persists on both sides of the aisle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a press conference Monday, Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, spoke on her bill moving into the Senate that will tighten abortion regulations in Missouri and forbid the donation of fetal remains in the state. Franklin authored this legislation after taking the lead on the chamber’s investigation of Planned Parenthood and its


Fetal tissue regulation bills heard in the Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony on Rep. Diane Franklin and Rep. Andrew Koenig’s legislation that prohibits the sale of fetal tissue from abortions in Missouri and regulates procedures for proper disposal of the fetal tissue. The bills, HBs 2069 and 2371 were combined in the House, and

Sen. Kurt Schaefer leads the Senate Appropriations Committee, April 5, 2016


Schaefer’s Planned Parenthood investigation proceeding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate investigation into Planned Parenthood will continue to move forward after the deal reached with Planned Parenthood last Thursday and Dr. James Miller’s decision to plead the fifth. Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, who has led the investigation, said at a press conference Monday afternoon that Miller’s decision is a sign

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Abortion tissue bill passes the house

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After much discussion Thursday morning, the House of Representatives, with an overwhelming veto-proof majority passed HBs 2069 and 2371 that prevent the sale or donation of fetal remains or tissues that result from an abortion. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, sponsored the legislation and took pains to paint the issue as separate

Missouri Right to Life announces priority legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), the primary anti-abortion advocate in the state, released their priority legislation for the 2016 legislative session Friday. The group has come out in support of two Senate bills and 11 House bills, four of which were written by Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton. Franklin filed legislation as

Franklin pre-files bill to re-establish water patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, filed HB 1960 Monday to undo the merger that combined the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri State Water Patrol in 2011. “We need to return to the days of a focused Water Patrol mission that is fully devoted and passionate for the water and law enforcement,”

House holds another investigative hearing on Planned Parenthood fetal tissue controversy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the House of Representatives heard further testimony regarding the ongoing Planned Parenthood controversy Wednesday afternoon in a joint committee hearing at the Capitol. The hearing included one of the first primary sources of information from outside of the Department of Health and Senior Services with the appearance of the head