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Birth Control

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

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

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.

08/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

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.

08/20/2012

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson (KMOX/file photo)

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.

05/21/2012

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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.

04/03/2012

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Two Massive Rallies Clog the Halls of the State Captiol

Thousands of people from labor unions and religious advocacy groups convened at the Missouri Capitol Tuesday.

03/28/2012

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Blunt Wants Opt Out Policy on Birth Control Coverage

Blunt said. “It’s about a faith principle that the First Amendment guarantees.”

03/01/2012

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Contraception Debate Comes To Clayton

Protestors rallied outside Senator Blunt’s office to demand free birth control.

02/22/2012

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