abortion http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Vetoes Bill Mandating 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-mandating-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions <p><strong>(Updated 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2)</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have tripled the state’s waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, saying it reflected&nbsp; “a callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances.”</p><p>The governor noted in Wednesday’s veto message that the bill, HB 1307, had no exceptions for rape or incest.</p><p>“This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women,” Nixon said Wednesday.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:48:55 +0000 Jo Mannies 37722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes Bill Mandating 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Buffer Zones At Abortion Clinics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-buffer-zones-abortion-clinics <p>Governments cannot ban anti-abortion "sidewalk counselors" from a 35-foot buffer zone that includes the sidewalk in front of an abortion clinic unless the governments first have tried less restrictive methods of protecting women from face-to-face intimidation as they enter reproductive health facilities.<br /> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:49:33 +0000 William Freivogel 37566 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Buffer Zones At Abortion Clinics Missouri House Sends Abortion 72-Hour Waiting Period To Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-abortion-72-hour-waiting-period-governor <p><em><strong>(Updated 11:40 a.m Thursday, May 15)</strong></em></p><p>After more than an hour of emotional – and often loud – debate, the Missouri House voted to send to the governor a bill that would triple Missouri’s waiting period for abortions to 72 hours from 24 hours.</p><p>If approved by Gov. Jay Nixon, the measure would make Missouri only the third state in the nation to mandate a 72-hour wait – and possibly set the stage for a legal challenge.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:10:30 +0000 Jo Mannies 36145 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Abortion 72-Hour Waiting Period To Governor Missouri Senate GOP Makes Deal With Democrats, 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period, Early Voting Passed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-gop-makes-deal-democrats-72-hour-abortion-waiting-period-early-voting-passed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in the Missouri Senate succeeded in passing two of their top priorities early Tuesday morning.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:50:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate GOP Makes Deal With Democrats, 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period, Early Voting Passed 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 Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions-senate-version-blocked <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while its Senate counterpart is stalled.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:51:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked Missouri House Gives First-Round Approval To 'Health Care Conscience' Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-gives-first-round-approval-health-care-conscience-bill <p>Medical personnel who wish to opt out of participating in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs are one step closer to being allowed to do so legally in&nbsp;Missouri.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:42:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Gives First-Round Approval To 'Health Care Conscience' Bill 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. State Rep. Going To Court To Opt Out Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Coverage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-rep-going-court-opt-out-abortion-inducing-drugs-coverage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Missouri state representative is aimed at changing a mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that he says violates his religious rights.</p><p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=112">Paul Wieland</a>, a Republican House member from Imperial, says he and his wife are no longer able to opt out of coverage for “abortion-inducing drugs” under a group health care plan provided for legislators.</p><p>He says that option has been removed because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:53:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Rep. Going To Court To Opt Out Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Coverage Nixon Makes Decision On Prevailing Wage, Abortion Bills And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-makes-decision-prevailing-wage-abortion-bills-and-more <p>With just a couple days left before the deadline, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced his decision on the few bills he had left. We've compiled those decisions below.</p><p>Without his signature, Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.</p><p>Nixon announced Friday he would not sign the bill that effectively prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions in Missouri. Without the signature, the bill becomes law.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:13:22 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 28186 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Makes Decision On Prevailing Wage, Abortion Bills And More