Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.
Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.
Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.
Evangelical support for Black Lives Matter activism in Missouri has been virtually nonexistent, so it was exciting to find out that a full-throated challenge to that lack of support was thrown down at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s recent student mission conference in St. Louis last month.
All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.
Increasing access to birth control has gained momentum in several states, and making contraceptives available without a prescription is a policy proposal popular among many state lawmakers.
U.S. Rep. Steve King gave his seat to the “lives of more than 55 million aborted babies” at the president’s final State of the Union Address in defiance of Obama’s push for stricter gun laws.
The GOP proposal would define a fertilized egg as “a person” and life as beginning at conception.
Missouri lawmakers, for example, have pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.
This year has been a real doozy for ridiculously named bills and legislative committees around the country.