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Missouri General Assembly Defunds Planned Parenthood

Missouri General Assembly Defunds Planned Parenthood

The Missouri General Assembly this week voted to defund Planned Parenthood, effectively preventing any state funding from going to the abortion giant through the state budget.  Missouri receives approximately $8 million annually in federal funds through the Medicaid program for “family planning.” Federal regulations do not allow the state to exclude Planned Parenthood from the federal […]

Missouri Senate Reaches Agreement Over Subpoenas

Missouri Senate Reaches Agreement Over Subpoenas

The Missouri Senate has reached an agreement with Planned Parenthood over the release of documents providing information about the disposal of fetal remains following abortions.  The documents were originally sought via subpoena, but Planned Parenthood refused to honor the request. As a result of their refusal, the Senate began contempt proceedings against the abortion giant. […]

Major Expansion for Alternatives to Abortion (ATA) Program

Major Expansion for Alternatives to Abortion (ATA) Program

The Missouri General Assembly has approved and sent to Governor Nixon a proposed state budget for fiscal year 2017 that includes a major expansion of the Alternatives to Abortion (ATA) program. At present, ATA is funded at a little over $2 million but the expansion will allow local pregnancy resource centers to receive substantially more […]

National Day of Protest of Planned Parenthood

National Day of Protest of Planned Parenthood

Tomorrow, Saturday April 23rd, is National Day of Protest of Planned Parenthood.  There will be a rally from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbia, MO Planned Parenthood facility on Providence. There will also be a rally in St. Louis at the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Park Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please attend […]

Juvenile Bill Continuing Through Legislative Process

Juvenile Bill Continuing Through Legislative Process

With three weeks left in the legislative session, a bill to ban juveniles from being held in adult jails pre-trial continues to move through the process.  This week SB 618, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau), had a hearing in the House Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.  The underlying bill would keep individuals below the […]

House Committee Approves A+ Scholarship for Non-public High School Graduates

House Committee Approves A+ Scholarship for Non-public High School Graduates

It’s getting late in the legislative session, but the House Committee on Higher Education has voted “do pass” legislation (HB 2693) to expand the A+ college scholarship program to include graduates of non-public high schools. Sponsored by State Representative Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City), the proposal, if passed, would allow non-public high schools to become certified […]

Emotive Landscapes Celebrate God's Creation

Emotive Landscapes Celebrate God’s Creation

It’s spring, a favorite time for avid gardeners, and today is Earth Day, a day to celebrate all God’s creation! There are many ways to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the world. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis talks about the love St. Francis had for wildflowers: “For this reason, Francis asked that part […]

Senate Subpoena Approved to Summon Planned Parenthood

Senate Subpoena Approved to Summon Planned Parenthood

This week the Missouri Senate approved two resolutions aimed at obtaining information from St. Louis Planned Parenthood and St. Louis Pathology Services, Inc. on how they dispose of the fetal remains of aborted unborn babies.  Both Planned Parenthood and Pathology Services, Inc. have so far refused to provide any of the documents requested. Senator Kurt […]

Missouri House Passes Bill Requiring Reports on Fetal Remains

Missouri House Passes Bill Requiring Reports on Fetal Remains

This week the Missouri House gave final approval to legislation (HCS HBS 2069 and 2371) that would provide additional regulation of how abortion clinics dispose of the fetal remains of aborted unborn babies.  The legislation, which is sponsored by State Representative Diane Franklin (R-Camdenton), would require that all tissue removed at an abortion be sent […]