Tag: Sanctity of Life Committee

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 […]

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. […]

Planned Parenthood, Senate reach agreement over documents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sanctity of Life Committee Chairman Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, announced at a media availability on Thursday afternoon neither Dr. James Miller nor Mary Kogut would be required to appear before the Senate on Monday. The Senate approved resolutions this week summoning the two. Pathology Services’ Miller […]

Part One: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay No politician moved the needle more in 2015 than St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. After leading on the issue of equality in marriage last year, Slay led on a host of public policy issues this year. He was at the front of the ban the […]

Increased abortion regulation to be a focus for Missouri General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the legislative session fast approaching, Republican legislators have released their agenda for 2016. While ethics reform, economic development, transportation funding and stadium financing (or lack thereof) will be a focus in the coming year, the ongoing battle over abortion rights, restrictions and regulations should also […]

Conflict grows between anti-abortion proponents and Planned Parenthood

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Planned Parenthood affiliates have faced enhanced scrutiny, rhetoric and acts of vandalism over the past several days. The organization found itself under contempt of a Senate committee and the victim of an act of vandalism. The organization continues to find itself at the center of a […]

AG Koster finds no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced Monday that after almost two months of investigation, his office could find no evidence of illegal activity committed by the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region in regards to the disposal of fetal remains after an abortion. “As a result […]

Mizzou drops refer and follow privileges for Planned Parenthood doctor

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Kansas City Star’s Barb Shelley reported on Twitter that the University of Missouri has eliminated refer and follow privileges for physicians.   Email inbox: U. of Missouri is revoking physician referal privileges needed for Planned Parenthood to operate Columbia clinic. — barb shelly (@bshelly) September 24, […]

Nixon proposes $55.7M increase to higher education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Riding a wave of criticism towards Missouri’s largest university, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he would propose total higher education funding of almost $1 billion – an all-time high – to higher education. The increase breaks down to an additional $55.7 million, a 6 percent increase, in performance funding for […]

Sanctity of Life Committee hears testimony on abortion from the public

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Sanctity of Life Committee heard public testimony regarding the two scandals revolving around Planned Parenthood in the state of Missouri. Testimony largely came from anti-abortion advocates, but sparks flew when Susan Gibson of the National Association for Women got into a shouting match with Sen. […]