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Missouri Attempts To Combine RU-486 Rules With TRAP Law To Create SuperTRAP

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What do you get when you cross legislation on who can provide an exam before administering RU-486 with new rules on admitting privileges and other standards for doctors who provide abortions?  SuperTRAP.

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Missouri Legislator: Qualified To Legislate Women’s Health Because “My Father Was a Veterinarian”

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In Illinois, they run reproductive rights bills through the agriculture committee. In Missouri, they call male lawmakers experts because they are the sons of veterinarians.

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Missouri Legislator Inadvertently Shows Why Anti-Choice Legislation is Totally Contradictory

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Medical practitioners get more leeway to do what they think is best, while women get less.

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Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Kansas Law Barring Funding for Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has blocked a new Kansas law that would strip federal family planning funding from a Planned Parenthood chapter in the state, reports the Associated Press.

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In Missouri, Legislators Fail to Protect Women’s Basic Rights, Undermining Justice for All

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

In Missouri, anti-choice Republicans opted to place the Missouri state government between doctors and their patients, and a Democratic Governor signed the bill into law.  Reproductive justice activists must share our disappointment with the Governor and state legislators who voted for the abortion restriction bills.

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Will The Governor Of Missouri Sign a 20 Week Abortion Ban?

Although the bill passed with a veto-proof majority, Governor Nixon has the opportunity to at least symbolically oppose the legislation.

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Bryan Kemper and LifeNews Thinks Every Tornado Victim Should Get Pregnant

In their zeal to attack Planned Parenthood, anti-choice activists pretend Planned Parenthood offered abortions to tornado victims, then scrubbed the article.

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Elected Batterers: Abortion Restrictions as Violence Against Women

The strategic and systematic chipping away at women’s control over their reproduction is strikingly similar to the way a batterer places bruises on a woman’s body so they don’t show in public.

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The Anti-Choice Movement: A Dangerous Place for African American Women

A racist, anti-choice billboard has been placed in my city, in a neighborhood less than 20 minutes from my home. Yeah, it’s hard to put into words just how disgusted and insulted I am.

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Roundup: Missouri Senate Wants to Remove Health Exception from Abortion Law

Missouri Senate passes bill to remove health exception from post-viability abortion law; groups sign onto letter asking for a budget bill without policy riders; women may have to think twice (!) before an abortion in Illinois; a new vaginal progesterone gel can help pregnant women with a shortened cervix.

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