Tag: planned parenthood

Judge denies Planned Parenthood request for injunction, medication abortions still limited in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions at the Springfield or Columbia clinics housed in Missouri, as per a Monday ruling from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips denied a request from Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the regulations. The lawsuit lists the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which licenses […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen vote against buffer zone bill

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Monday voted 15-9 against a bill that would establish a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. The board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 in February but supporters were missing votes to pass the bill at two separate meetings just before the board convened for spring break. Four former “yes” votes did not to […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay final vote on buffer zone bill for second straight week

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will have to wait at least another week to take a final vote on a bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone between protesters and the facilities. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]

Buffer zone bill could get a vote on final passage at Board of Aldermen meeting

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman For the second week in a row, the bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, could get a vote for final passage by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Friday. With the legislative session quickly coming to a close, the bill would need to get final passage in the next two weeks before the board goes on spring break, […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen to vote on passage of buffer zone bill

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen are expected to move forward Friday on a vote that would create a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. After a long debate, the board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 last week. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect ‘Buffer Zone’ Bill

Protesters who picket outside any health facility in the city of St. Louis would have to do so from farther away under a bill perfected Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. By a slim vote of 15-13, the Board perfected Board Bill 34, which would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly enter, remain on, or create […]

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 […]