Only one state in the country requires women to wait for three days to have an abortion -- even if they are the victim of sexual assault. That state is South Dakota, not Missouri. But unless Governor Jay Nixon vetoes a bill the Missouri Legislature sent to his desk this week, Missouri will extend ... More >>
With only four days left in the legislative session, state senators took Missouri a step closer to tripling the mandated waiting period for women seeking abortions. The Senate passed a bill 22-9 early Tuesday morning that would require a woman to wait 72 hours after seeing a doctor before she could ... More >>
As politicians argue that Missouri women need mandatory waiting periods before deciding to have an abortion, a University of Missouri masters student told lawmakers she'd wait 72 hours before testifying against waiting periods so they'd know she meant what she said.
In this week's print issue, I tried to reconcile my complicated feelings about 1970s-styled soft rock. I'm old enough that I experienced this music in real time. One of the first songs I ever remember hearing is Bread's "Make It With You," which blogger/mellow historian Jason Hare identified as the ... 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 >>
Obama voted to kill babies, according to a vaguely creepy pro-life ad that hit Missouri televisions this week. Well... not quite...
Are we headed back to this?Thanks to Roe v. Wade, the law of the land in this country is that abortion is legal. However, plenty of states are enacting laws that chip away at a woman's right to have the procedure. And in a piece yesterday on AlterNet.org, Amanda Marcotte ranked the ten worst stat ... More >>
Arthur Lieber: an unlikely candidate, and now an authorIt was roughly a year ago that Arthur Lieber started getting concerned. A self-described progressive Democrat, he was no fan of Todd Akin, the conservative Republican who represents Missouri's 2nd Congressional District. And as best Lieber co ... More >>
8:01 p.m. Here we go, the final presidential debate. The carpet's red, the walls are blue and Bob Scheiffer's silver head is telling us the subject is domestic policy. Scheiffer's just introduced the candidates. 8:04 p.m. McCain just blundered -- "Fannie and Freddie May." John looks sleepy, blinkin ... More >>
Supremes' credibility isn't helped by report of O'Connor's craving Arizona
Meet Missouri's master of deceit
Vote for Gore, vote for Bush -- what's the difference?
"Pro-lifers" go warm-and-fuzzy
Tim Dreste's journey from Christian missionary to anti-abortion racketeer cost him a $6 million federal fine for his role in threatening to "kill, assault or do bodily harm" to abortion providers. But he isn't about to stop his crusade.
Hightlights from RFT's "Calendar"
Planned Parenthood seeks to require Missouri's health-insurance industry to get consistent and provide coverage for birth control