The knitted uterus was a gift, explains Democratic State Representative Stacey Newman. An OB/GYN in Virginia had sent it "several years ago" as appreciation for her legislative work Newman kept the memento on her desk last Tuesday, during floor debates over the first wave of anti-abortion bills pas ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
A bill that got its first round of approval yesterday in the Missouri House says that anyone providing medical services can't be required to perform procedures that "violate his or her conscience or principles." At the center of this bill is a debate around abortion. But would the proposal block acc ... More >>
Representative John McCaherty, a Republican lawmaker, can't actually ban abortions in Missouri, because of that whole Roe v. Wade thing -- but that is not stopping him from trying his hardest to add limitations through a new bill that is sure to inspire controversy. "We can't legally...stop her fro ... More >>
Republican Representative Eric Burlison knows it's not all that likely he will have much success with his controversial "right-to-work" bill -- a proposal to ban labor union requirements, but that is not stopping him from pushing the bill. "This is about economic freedom and individual liberty," B ... More >>
So-called crisis pregnancy centers give out all kinds of false information in Missouri -- fueled at times by religious doctrine and designed to intimidate women from seeking abortions. At least that is the argument of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, which is speaking out against the potential public fu ... More >>
Unreal gets in, um, touch with former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. Plus, a steamy local novel and an unloved aboveground pool.
Rally in St. Louis exposes Democrats' weak strategy
The Missouri Republican Party's central committee calls for the resignation of radical anti-abortion activist Tim Dreste
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