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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.


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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.



Judge Blocks Mo. Insurance Law On Birth Control

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.


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Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.


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Archdiocese Sues Over Health Care Mandate

Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are filing suit against President Obama and the Health care mandate because of the provision regarding contraception coverage.


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Female Mo. Lawmakers Want Restrictions on Vasectomies

According to the bill, any person who performs a vasectomy or any man permitting a vasectomy to be performed on him would be guilty of a felony.




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