Tag: Mary Kogut

I don’t always agree with David Humphreys, but that doesn’t mean he’s corrupt 

There is a troubling theme developing in state politics, if you disagree with someone and they are proving effective at moving the debate in a direction you oppose, you file an ethics complaint on them and encourage the FBI to investigate them.  David Humphreys is the latest example of someone […]

Planned Parenthood STL CEO talks abortion access, special session on TWMP

ST. LOUIS – Mary Kogut, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood St. Louis, visited the set of This Week in Missouri Politics to discuss Gov. Eric Greitens’ special session to institute new abortion regulations in the state of Missouri. The St. Louis leader of the abortion access advocacy group […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bipartisan Senate team to review Planned Parenthood documents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  A bipartisan group of Senators will review documents turned over by Planned Parenthood after an agreement reached Thursday, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced. The document turnover is part of a deal reached between Planned Parenthood and the Senate that keeps Planned Parenthood of […]

Schaefer passes resolutions to bring Planned Parenthood official before Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate Democrats slowed the senate chamber to a crawl the past week with their opposition to Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s two resolutions that would subpoena officials wrapped up in the Planned Parenthood debate over fetal tissue remains and practices. The two resolutions passed along party lines Thursday afternoon. […]

Missouri Right to Life rally troops behind summons

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life (MRL), the largest and oldest grassroots group in the state, is encouraging members to contact legislative leadership and members in support of pro-life causes. The group’s immediate legislative mission is threefold, first asking their members to thank Senate members for “their work investigating […]

Resolutions issued to hold Planned Parenthood, affiliates in contempt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a resurrection of the Interim Sanctity of Life committee actions from last summer and fall, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, presented two Senate resolutions to the Rules committee Monday that would force two people involved in Planned Parenthood’s disposal of fetal remains to appear before the […]

Schupp criticizes Schaefer over Sanctity of Life recommendations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Chairman of the Sanctity of Life Committee Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, released the final recommendations from the committee New Year’s Eve. The committee was founded in July 2015 after videos were released by an anti-abortion organization alleging Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for profit. Since […]