abortion

Late-term Abortion legislation
12:27 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Mo. lawmakers pass limits on late-term abortions

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Note: descriptions of abortion procedures contained in this post may be disturbing to some.

Legislation that would ban so-called “late-term” abortions in Missouri is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

The bill passed today by the Missouri House would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is not viable, or that it constitutes a medical threat to the mother.  The bill was passed by the Missouri Senate last month.

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Late-term Abortion legislation
11:38 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Mo. Senate passes late-term abortion bill

The Thomas Jefferson statue stands on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. on Dec. 3, 2010.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation imposing more restrictions on late-term abortions.

The legislation would remove a general exception for a woman's health from a current state law banning abortions of viable fetuses. Instead, the legislation would allow such abortions only when the woman's life is endangered or when pregnancy risks permanent damage to a major bodily function.

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Morning round-up
9:23 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Busch Stadium head painter Billy Martin makes last minute touchups to the Opening Day logo, painted behind homeplate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 28, 2011. The Cardinals will host the San Diego Padres on Opening Day March 31. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Opening Day in St. Louis  is Here

Albert Pujols is about to begin what could be his final season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team expects a rousing welcome for the three-time NL MVP, even though Pujols is playing hardball off the field. Year 11 for Pujols, all with the Cardinals, begins today at Busch Stadium against the San Diego Padres. Game time is 3:15 p.m.

House Redistricting Map Would Eliminate Third District

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Morning round-up
9:20 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

the East St. Louis School district has notified 237 teachers that they might lose their jobs next year. (Flickr/Cast a Line)
(Flickr/Cast a Line)

East St. Louis School District Sends Layoff Notices to 237 Teachers

In an effort to save $9 million, the East St. Louis Board voted Tuesday to notify 287 teachers that they might not be hired back next year. That’s according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The district serves about 7,300 students and has 562 full-time teachers.

The district is also proposing to close three schools.

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MO Statehouse
6:00 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Mo. House passes "late term" abortion ban

Mo. House members during floor debate on the "late term" abortion bill.
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed legislation to ban so-called “late term” abortions in the Show-Me State.

The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother.

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Morning round-up
9:38 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the city will lay off 30 firefighters. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
  • According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced late last night that the city will lay off 30 firefighters. Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford says the city will cut 24 more positions through attrition, bringing the cuts to nearly 10 percent of the departments 600 firefighters. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says the layoffs will not impact public safety.
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MO Statehouse
5:26 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Mo. House committee passes bill restricting "late term" abortions

Mo. House Health Care Policy committee prepares to vote on the "late term" abortion bill.
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri House committee has passed a bill that would bar abortions of fetuses deemed capable of living outside the womb.

The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother.

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MO Statehouse
9:21 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Mo. House committee hears bill that would end "late term" abortions

House Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones (R, Eureka).
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee heard testimony today on a bill that would make it illegal to abort a fetus deemed capable of living outside the womb.


The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or constitutes a medical threat to the mother.

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