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Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court dispute

GILROY, Calif. /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Informed Choices is what its president describes as a “life-affirming” pregnancy center on the edge of downtown Gilroy in northern California. Even as it advertises “free pregnancy services” and promises in signs on its door and inside to discuss all options with pregnant women, Informed Choices exists to … Continue reading Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court dispute

US official says rape and abortion both forms of violence

HOUSTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The U.S. government official who oversees the agency sheltering immigrant minors says abortion and rape are both forms of “violence” in a memo released Thursday that explains why he won’t allow abortions even for teenagers who have been sexually assaulted. Scott Lloyd heads the Office of Refugee Resettlement at … Continue reading US official says rape and abortion both forms of violence

After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

ATLANTA / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue. Certainly, any analysis of what Jones’ upset … Continue reading After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

Confusion over how anti-abortion bill could affect St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/July 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Missouri lawmakers are at a standstill on broad anti-abortion legislation more than a month after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens called them into a special session to deal with abortion issues. The legislation calls for several new regulations, such as annual state inspections of abortion clinics. But one of … Continue reading Confusion over how anti-abortion bill could affect St. Louis

Correction: Special Session-Abortion story

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/July 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has broadened his call for new abortion restrictions in the state and wants to ensure they would survive any potential court challenge, his spokesman said Thursday. The Republican quietly issued a proclamation on Wednesday citing provisions he didn’t explicitly include in his order calling … Continue reading Correction: Special Session-Abortion story

Senate Advances Measure with Strongest Protections for Innocent Unborn Children in Years

The Bill Will Also Help Ensure the Health and Safety of Women In Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, MO/June 15, 2017 (STL.News) — The Senate advanced a measure this week that closes loopholes in Missouri’s abortion laws and further protects First Amendment rights. During the Second Extraordinary Session of the 99th General Assembly, the Legislature was called … Continue reading Senate Advances Measure with Strongest Protections for Innocent Unborn Children in Years