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Missouri Republicans to Push Anti-Choice ‘All Lives Matter’ Bill

The GOP proposal would define a fertilized egg as “a person" and life as beginning at conception.

The GOP proposal would define a fertilized egg as “a person” and life as beginning at conception.

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Student Movement Against Racism Forces University President to Resign

A student movement involving a hunger strike and an athletic boycott has forced Timothy Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, to resign his post.

A student movement involving a hunger strike and an athletic boycott has forced Timothy Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, to resign his post.

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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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Missouri Lawmakers Want to Override Veto of Anti-Union Bill

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

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Missouri Legislators Propose 22 Anti-Choice Measures, Pass None

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

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Satanic Temple: Missouri Anti-Choice Restrictions an ‘Affront’ to Religious Freedom

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was central in the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

The Satanic Temple last week filed a lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, alleging that the state’s abortion restrictions violate temple members’ freedom of religion.

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Missouri Governor Refuses to Veto Bill Restricting Medication Abortion, Allowing it to Become Law

Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

Without the governor’s veto a bill to restrict access to medication abortion will go into effect.

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End of Missouri 2013 Legislative Session Leaves Women Even Worse Off (CORRECTED)

Less access to quality preventive care, more money heading to deceptive crisis pregnancy centers? The 2013 legislative session was another tough one for women.

With less access to quality preventive care, and more money heading to deceptive crisis pregnancy centers, the 2013 legislative session was another tough one for women.

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Women’s Labor Union Sues To Stop Missouri Law Allowing Employers to Deny Contraceptive Coverage

Edward Keenan. Photo: Missouri Watchdog.

The state legislature passed it.  The governor vetoed it.  The legislature overrode it.  Now, one labor group steps in to sue the state’s contraceptive coverage refusal law from going into effect.

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