Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri's Latest Abortion Debate Once Again Attracts National Attention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-latest-abortion-debate-once-again-attracts-national-attention <p>For at least 35 years, Missouri has been one of the major battlefields in the ongoing fight over reproductive rights, contraception and abortion.</p><p>Based on the last few weeks in Jefferson City, not much has changed.</p><p><a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/missouri.html">“Missouri is one of the really hot states, when it comes to abortion restrictions this year,’</a>’ said Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager with the Guttmacher Institute, a research group advocating sexual and reproductive health rights.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:44:15 +0000 Jo Mannies 34461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Latest Abortion Debate Once Again Attracts National Attention Despite Annual March To Washington, Fight Over Abortion Is Being Waged In The States http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-annual-march-washington-fight-over-abortion-being-waged-states <p>Tuesday morning, thousands of Missourians — many of them from the St. Louis area — are following a decades-old tradition and boarding buses for an all-night bus ride to Washington.</p><p>On Wednesday, the Missouri contingent will join tens of thousands of others from around the country for the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital to protest the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing most abortions.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:36:22 +0000 Jo Mannies 33130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Annual March To Washington, Fight Over Abortion Is Being Waged In The States Mo. House committee passes bill restricting "late term" abortions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-bill-restricting-late-term-abortions <p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>committee has passed a bill that would bar abortions of fetuses deemed&nbsp;capable of living&nbsp;outside the womb.</p><p>The bill would ban abortions&nbsp;after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:26:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes bill restricting "late term" abortions