The Missouri legislative session ended last week and one of the many successes the state GOP is celebrating is the passage of a bill to add restrictions to the "abortion pill." It's one of several Republican initiatives that Planned Parenthood is now slamming in the aftermath of the session. It's no ... More >>
It's the final weeks of the legislative session -- and Missouri lawmakers are ensuring there will be at least one more abortion fight.
Planned Parenthood says that a bill that advanced this week could make it more difficult for women in the state to access the "abortion pill." The measure would es ... More >>
One of the more controversial proposals at the Missouri legislature this year is a GOP bill that would allow doctors to refuse to perform procedures that "violate his or her conscience or principles." Critics, like Planned Parenthood, say this is "denial of care" legislation that could prevent rape ... More >>
Last week, we reported on a GOP proposal in Missouri that would give doctors the right not to perform procedures that go against their moral beliefs -- such as abortions.
Meanwhile, a federal judge has struck down a Republican proposal with a similar theme that became law last year; this now over ... 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 >>
This week isn't the first time Todd Akin has had to answer questions about his relationship with Tim Dreste, one of the country's most infamous anti-abortion activists of the 1990s. But with election day just two weeks away, a national media that's always achin' for some Akin, and news that Akin was ... More >>
Update: Akin says he misspoke. Read on for full statement from Akin campaign.
Today in Crazy Shit Todd Akin Says... Some real crazy shit.
Over the weekend, the Republican who hopes to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill told Fox News 2's Charles Jaco that exceptions for abortion aren't a real issue, ... More >>
Updated with statement from Planned Parenthood representatives.
The media has gone nuts this week over Congressman Todd Akin's far-right positions, as he prepares to take on Senator Claire McCaskill in November. Buzzfeed says he supported a right-wing militia in the 1990's. The Hill notes that he v ... More >>
In a decision anxiously awaited by both pro-life and reproductive rights groups, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 749 today.
The bill would have made it possible for any "employer, health plan provider, health plan sponsor, health care provider, or any other person or entity" to refuse to prov ... More >>
Last night Rick Santorum swept the primaries in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado. As expected, his most decisive victory was in Missouri, where he took all 114 county for a 55 percent runaway, more than doubling Mitt Romney's 25 percent.
In many ways, it's a hollow success. It didn't count towa ... More >>
KDHXIf you don't bid on a painting at Art Attack, the painting receives a thorough critique via chainsaw at the hands of the Master Critic.
Art Attack 3: Thirty-two paintings compete in a head-to-head competition, with the winner determined by audience vote. The losing painting is destroyed o ... More >>
Use your brain--don't smoke and get tested!This Sunday, take proactive steps to guard your health while you look deep within the human instrument. We mean that literally -- there's going to be a health fair at the St. Louis Science Center, and included in your admission ticket is the Body Worlds ... More >>
Dancing birth control pack? Check.By now, surely you've heard that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined that birth control is basic preventive health care and is required to be provided without a co-pay by health insurers. (You've probably also heard about the moronic compar ... More >>
Jennifer DeJournett conducts the VOICES of Conservative Women's Presidential straw poll, won by Michele Bachmann.Sarah Palin was not present at the third annual Smart Girl Summit, which took place last Friday and Saturday at the Crowne Plaza downtown (not, as was reported by The Daily Beast, ... More >>
Today is National HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status? Are you sure?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than a million people in the U.S. living with HIV. And even though we aren't being bombarded with prevention messages like we were when the disease ... More >>
In the wake of the devastating tornado that hit Joplin Monday, food and supply drives are underway across the state to help victims get their lives back together. Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is on the case as well.The agency is opening its center in Joplin to ... More >>