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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Local Patrons React to Hobby Lobby Case

Local patrons of Hobby Lobby are weighing in on the Supreme Court over whether the company has a right to deny its employees contraceptive health care coverage.

03/26/2014

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MU Law Professor Involved in Hobby Lobby Case

An associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law is involved in a case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

03/24/2014

Pope Francis greets the faithful prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his message to the gathered faithful from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square after his first Holy week as Pontiff.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Dolan: Pope Francis Bringing More People to Catholicism

“I can’t walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying ‘thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him’”

11/14/2013

File photo of birth control pills. (Photo by Barr Laboratories/Getty Images)

Mo. AG Won’t Appeal Birth Control Ruling

Attorney General Chris Koster says he won’t appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted moral objectors from an insurance requirement to cover birth control.

04/11/2013

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Mo. Bill Lets Pharmacies Refuse to Stock Drugs

The measure, which was sent to the House by a 24-9 Senate vote, was touted by its sponsor as a way to protect the rights of business owners.

04/04/2013

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Judge Overturns Mo. Law On Birth Control Coverage

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.

03/18/2013

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Judge Blocks Mo. Insurance Law On Birth Control

Ruling overturns lawmakers’ override of Gov. Nixon’s veto.

12/21/2012

File photo of birth control for woman.  (getty/Kevork Djansezian)

Local Study Finds Free Birth Control Makes For Far Fewer Abortions

In a group of more than nine thousand local women, free birth control dropped abortion rates by more than 62 percent.

10/04/2012

Screen grab of State Rep. Chris Molendorp. (Credit: house.mo.gov)

Analysis: Mo. At Center Point Of Sexual Politics

The scene that unfolded at the Missouri Capitol this past week revealed the pressures and pitfalls of sexual politics in the U.S. — and nowhere have they been more intense recently than in Missouri.

09/16/2012

File photo of birth control. (Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Senate Votes To Override Birth Control Bill

Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control.

09/12/2012

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