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  • JUDGE Jun 10, 2019

    Judge Says Missouri’s Only Abortion Clinic Can Remain Open

    A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri’s only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility’s license plays out in court. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood’s request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to temporarily block the state from allowing the St. Louis facility’s license to...

  • NBC May 28, 2019

    Last Abortion Clinic in Missouri Expects to Be Shuttered This Week

    Legal abortion may soon effectively end in Missouri as its last remaining abortion clinic expects to be shut down this week, NBC News reported. The state health department “is refusing to renew” a license to provide abortions to Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic, the health services organization said Tuesday. Planned Parenthood officials said they are filing a lawsuit seeking a...

  • Governor May 17, 2019

    Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

    Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for...

  • Governor May 17, 2019

    Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

    Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working as a school counselor, and Edwards finds himself an outlier in polarized abortion politics.

  • Rhode Island Apr 18, 2019

    More Than 50 Animals Found Living in Deplorable Conditions

    Police say they found more than 50 animals living in deplorable conditions at a Rhode Island home. Pawtucket Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort says six dogs, 12 birds, 13 ferrets, 20 mice, and three hamsters were removed from the home on Wednesday by Pawtucket Animal Control and the Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

  • director Oct 31, 2018

    Video Shows Apparent ‘Fight Club’ at Day Care Center

    A St. Louis day care center is under fire after a video surfaced showing preschoolers punching each other in what appeared to be a fight club organized by teachers.

  • JUDGE Oct 5, 2018

    Judge’s Ruling Means Missouri Clinic Can’t Resume Abortions

    A federal judge denied Planned Parenthood’s request for a mid-Missouri clinic to be temporarily exempted from certain abortion regulations, ensuring that the Columbia clinic will not be able to resume abortions. U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes wrote in his ruling late Wednesday that even if he did lift the requirement that doctors at the clinic have admitting privileges...

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