Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions"I believe it is disrespectful to tell a woman what she can or can not do with her body," State Representative Chris Welch says.
Rauner Surprises GOP with Stance on Birth Control, AbortionsOne of bills extends insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives.
Missouri Won't Immediately Halt Planned Parenthood FundingPlanned Parenthood facilities in Missouri will continue to receive government funding for women's health services for a while, despite a new budget provision attempting to stop it.
Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood Groups to MergePlanned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic.
Missouri House Panel Reviews Abortion, Fetal-Tissue BillsA House committee heard testimony Tuesday on the proposals but didn't vote.
Missouri Republican Proposes Birth Control from PharmacistsUnder the measure, a woman would be required to visit a doctor within three years of the pharmacist's initial prescription to continue receiving the contraceptives.
Missouri Planned Parenthood Denies Abortion Record RequestThe St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the only Missouri clinic providing abortions.
Missouri Senators Promise Investigation of Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood released a statement on the allegations, denying it has conducted illegal activity or sold fetal tissue.
Gov. Nixon Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion WaitNixon said that legislators showed a "callous disregard for women'' by granting no exception for rape and incest victims.
Missouri Bill Seeks to Ban Gender-Based AbortionsLegislation proposed in the Missouri House would outlaw abortions performed solely because of the sex or potential genetic abnormality of the fetus.
Nixon Tiptoes Around Contraception Bill Awaiting His SignatureNixon has until July 14 to act.
Missouri House Passes Late-Term Abortion Limits Bill passes with a 121-33 vote.