Abortion

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June 12, 2019 - 3:14 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court to force...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:42 pm
CHICAGO (KFTK/AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” for women. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the bill Wednesday,...
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June 04, 2019 - 3:47 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that testimony from non-staff doctors at Missouri’s only abortion clinic will not be necessary for a hearing that will determine if the clinic can remain open. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer agreed to throw out subpoenas for four doctors who worked...
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abortion protestors in st. louis
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May 31, 2019 - 11:34 am
ST. LOUIS (AP/KFTK) — St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer has granted a temporary restraining order to allow Missouri’s remaining abortion clinic to remain open. Missouri’s only abortion clinic was in a regulatory standoff with the state Friday as a judge weighed whether to grant an order...
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Pro-Abortion rally in downtown St. Louis on Thursday.
May 30, 2019 - 4:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) -- A pro-abortion rally and march was held in Downtown St. Louis on Thursday. Thousands gathered for the event, waving signs and shouting rally chants. This was all in response to the legisltion passed in Missouri and signed by Governor Parsons that restricts abortion after a...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
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May 29, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP/KFTK) — A court hearing was scheduled Wednesday on an effort by the only abortion clinic in Missouri to retain its license. Planned Parenthood says it may be forced to stop providing abortions at its St. Louis facility because the state is threatening not to renew its license, which...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
May 29, 2019 - 10:03 am
Justice Clarence Thomas has written a piece regarding abortion and eugenics. Is there really an argument in favor of selective breeding? It’s terrifying.
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
May 29, 2019 - 9:15 am
One of the biggest topics that will make it to the 2020 election is abortion. Maybe one of the hottest controversies of the early part of this century. We had Amy Swearer from the Heritage Foundation and 97.1's own Dr. Randy Tobler to discuss the issues. Amy and Marc spoke about Chief Justice...
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May 28, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KFTK) — The Illinois House has endorsed expanded abortion protections as a half-dozen other states strive to restrict the procedure. Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Reproductive Health Act, SB25 , was approved 64-50 Monday. It rescinds 45-year-old regulations on...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) - House Democrats have advanced a measure to replace Illinois' abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people "a fundamental right'' to make decisions about their reproductive health. The State Journal-Register reports a House committee approved the...
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