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Another GOP-Led Planned Parenthood ‘Investigation’ Comes Up Empty

There will be no further investigation into Missouri Planned Parenthood’s policies and practices concerning fetal tissue donation because there has been “no evidence” to substantiate any claims of wrongdoing.

There will be no further investigation into Missouri Planned Parenthood’s policies and practices concerning fetal tissue donation because there has been “no evidence” to substantiate any claims of wrongdoing.

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Under Pressure From Anti-Choice Lawmakers, University of Missouri Ends Admitting Privilege

The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.

The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.

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University of Missouri Cancels Planned Parenthood Contract After Legislative Hearings

Medical and nursing students would complete clinical hours at the clinics as an optional rotation.

Medical and nursing students would complete clinical hours at the clinics as an optional rotation.

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Ferguson Commission Offers ‘Path’ to Address Police Violence

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaking to the media following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Law enforcement should “minimize use of militarized weaponry” to prevent the civil unrest that occurred in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, according to a report issued Monday by the 16-member commission appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D).

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Missouri’s ‘Committee on the Sanctity of Life’ Threatens a State Official

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri said during a committee hearing last week that the state health department director could be held in contempt if she refuses to name a hospital that grants admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri said during a committee hearing last week that the state health department director could be held in contempt if she refuses to name a hospital that grants admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Marks First Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death

In Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds of activists and protesters gathered this past weekend to commemorate the loss of 18-year-old Michael Brown to police violence one year ago and the racial justice movement Brown’s death sparked. Meanwhile, Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French, Marc Steiner, Jelani Cobb, Phillip Atiba Goff, and Rev. Dr. Jacqueline J. Lewis to discuss where we are now.

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One Year Later: Reflections on the Ferguson Uprising

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

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Alabama Case Illustrates Difficulties Women Behind Bars Face When Seeking Abortion

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

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Federal Report: St. Louis County Family Court Routinely Discriminates Against Black Youth

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri's St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri’s St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system.

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States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

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