Tag: abortion

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In perhaps one of the tensest moments among the Missouri legislature this year, Republicans pushed an abortion bill through a special session, placing more limits on abortion providers in the Show-Me State. That legislation has been contested at nearly every turn, both through the legislative process […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 16, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Week in the Governor’s office has been dominated by Governor Eric Greitens’ trip to the U.K. and Switzerland. While in Europe, he has made several judicial appointments as well as meeting with senate and house leaders about restoring cuts that would take $35 million from […]

MRL: Activist, Pro-abortion Court Opens Doors of Abortion Clinics in Missouri

  The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President: Missouri Right to Life and pro-life Missourians across the State of Missouri are appalled at the recent ruling of the court that removed common sense health and safety laws. In addition, Planned Parenthood has now filed suit against one provision […]

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue state over latest abortion law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood affiliates and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing a lawsuit over the new abortion restrictions passed during an extraordinary session. SB 5, passed by the Republican-led Missouri Legislature this past summer, would put a new set of requirements that women and doctors would […]

Planned Parenthood expansion efforts face opposition after court ruling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following an injunction made by Judge Howard Sachs of the U.S. District Court, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas City will be able to provide abortion services beginning on September 18. Sachs’ decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court found similar laws in Texas – which […]

Pro-life group contests Bubble Zone laws in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. – The pro-life movement is seeking to dismantle protections for people seeking abortions by challenging the constitutionality of Buffer and Bubble Zone Laws. These laws specify that within a determined radius of a health care facility, protesters cannot be within 8 feet of individuals seeking abortions. On Monday, […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day back in session after nearly a month off proved to accomplish little more than exercising oratory skills. The Missouri Senate returned Monday to continue working on the extraordinary session dealing with abortion restrictions, but after roughly two hours, the Senate is exactly where […]

Greitens re-issues call for special session with some changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  It seems that Governor Eric Greitens’ last call for special session needed some revisions because, on Wednesday, that’s exactly what happened. Members of the legislature received a revised call following the 4th of July, which included all of the provisions of the Governor’s call for an […]

Op-Ed: Protect the lives of Missouri’s innocent unborn

By State Rep. Mike Moon A recent Missouri Times op-ed stated that Missouri “has been making national headlines” over the recent and current special session regarding abortion.  While it’s true that our state has been making the news, there is a difference of opinion about the perception of the news-making.  Governor Greitens […]