Missouri regulators block access to medication abortion in Columbia, draw another lawsuit
Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has blocked expansion of medication abortion services in the state through regulations implementing Senate Bill 5, according to a suit filed by two Planned Parenthood affiliates.
LTE: Trump turns back the clock on reproductive freedom
While I applaud the 8th Circuit Court’s ruling allowing Planned Parenthood to expand abortion access and I am glad that pro-choice activists are continuing to help women prevent unintended pregnancies through better methods of birth control and improved sex education, President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the birth control mandate does just the opposite.
Trump Contraceptive Move Could Lead to More Abortions
The Trump administration's moves this week to cut back on free birth control and tighten abortion restrictions could add up to an unintended consequence, according to experts: Women may end up having more abortions.
Planned Parenthood Can Move Forward With Abortion Access Expansion
Last month, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley managed to halt the expansion of abortion access in the state by appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit. Yesterday, however, the same court issued another one-sentence ruling on the matter — and this time the decision did not go Hawley's way.
Op-Ed: Legislators need education on Planned Parenthood
One of the panel guests on This Week in Missouri Politics was Representative Diane Franklin, the chair of the (Missouri) House Children and Families Committee, and a legislator making decisions that impact the health and lives of Missouri women.