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.
There’s no room for debate in Missouri when it comes to discussing the impact a more restrictive abortion ban would have on women’s health.
South Dakota wants to require a crisis pregnancy center visit before an abortion, racist billboards appear in Manhattan, Oklahoma and Missouri advance bills banning abortion at 20 weeks, and a Jacksonville mayoral canditate jokes about bombing clinics, but said it was ok, the audience was Catholic.
As more states debate legislation to protect pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions on “moral” grounds, many consumers may face debates, forced public disclosures or delay at the pharmacy counter.
As Carnahan gains on Blunt in Missouri, some analysts give her increasingly positive odds in the race for Senate, while others point to the fact that out-of-state Republican groups, including one run by Karl Rove, will spend well over $1 million to support Blunt in the last two weeks of the race.
A reminder to protesters, you can pray all you want, or you can also take real steps to help prevent abortions.
A plot to bomb a women’s clinic is discovered, one of Missouri’s two clinics can’t provide abortions for a month, and abstinence education groups get to get the raise money to get government funds.
One would think that child welfare would be a top priority in a state where politicians running for office regularly list their tradition family values among their qualifications, but that is not the case.
GOP’s blatant hypocrisy about 9/11 first responders, Missouri tries to block health care reform, and lots about crisis pregnancy centers.
Faces and names may change in the Missouri legislature, but legislative attempts to restrict access to abortion services remain an unfortunate constant.