Tag: Abortion

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In perhaps one of the most tense 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 and in the courts, but this week, the new rules take effect. The new laws, set to be published in the Missouri Register on […]

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

By Michael Layer 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 elderly and disabled Missourians. On Monday, he officially left for the U.K. and Switzerland less than two weeks after returning from a […]

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 have to overcome “so that women can exercise their right to have an abortion in the state of Missouri”, according to court documents filed Tuesday. […]

Legal victory paves the way for three abortion clinics

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four judges in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied a request Monday afternoon that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from opening health clinics in Springfield, Joplin, and Columbia. The court’s decision affirms an earlier injunction which allows the facilities to pursue licenses after an inspection. Attorney General Josh Hawley attempted to suspend the injunction by appealing for an emergency stay on September 27. “I am […]

Pro-life group contests Bubble Zone laws in Chicago

By Michael Layer 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, the Thomas More Society filed in the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court in Veronica Price v. The […]

PRESS RELEASE: NARAL on Greitens Enacting New Restrictions On Women’s Healthcare

Greitens’ Cynical Effort to Advance His Personal Career Wastes Taxpayer Dollars, Undermines Women and Families After seven weeks spent in a second emergency session that has cost Missouri taxpayers $151,000, Gov. Eric Greitens tonight signed a law that will place even more unnecessary restrictions on Missouri women’s ability to access basic reproductive healthcare, including abortion. In response, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s Alison Dreith released the following statement: “This emergency session was political theater for a governor […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

By Benjamin Peters 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 they began the day. The Senate did not take any immediate action on the SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, who […]