Abortion

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Abortion Bills Not at Top of Mo. Stack in 2015

Legislative leaders say focus will be on economics and education

12/21/2014

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Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father’s Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of ‘Legitimate Rape’

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”

12/17/2014

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No Challenges Expected to Mo. New Abortion Law

The 72-hour waiting period takes effect Friday.

10/05/2014

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

09/11/2014

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Mo. House Overrides Abortion Veto

If Senate does same, state would have one of nation’s longest waiting periods

09/10/2014

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Abortion Opponents Pray for Success at Missouri Capitol

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers.

09/10/2014

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.” Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Missouri Poised to Vote on 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy.

09/08/2014

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Todd Akin: Abortion ‘More Serious Moral Crime’ Than Slavery

Speaking on KMOX, Congressman Todd Akin said he believes abortion is a more serious moral crime than the “next worse thing,” slavery.

07/16/2014

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Missouri Governor Concerned About Abortion Bill

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is raising concerns about a bill that would triple the amount of time Missouri women must wait for an abortion.

05/15/2014

Pro-choice protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2010. (Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmakers Pass 3-Day Abortion Waiting Period

Legislation would require a woman to wait 3 days after first seeing a doctor before having an abortion.

05/14/2014

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