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Editorial: Political ambitions fuel Republican effort to restrict reproductive rights

Editorial: Political ambitions fuel Republican effort to restrict reproductive rights

Reproductive rights were hit hard in the Missouri Legislature on Monday. Women were thrown under the bus because of election-year fervor among Republican lawmakers looking to score big with religious conservatives who make up a big part of their base.

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Editorial: Boy's club overrides veto, punishes Missouri women

Editorial: Boy's club overrides veto, punishes Missouri women

Consistent in their disdain for women's rights, Missouri legislators on Wednesday again decided that a narrow view of religious freedom was more important than women's health.

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Letting religion interfere in legislation

It is disgusting that legislators have the hubris to insert their individual interpretation of "what God says" into law.

July 15, 2011 3:36 pmLoading…

Sex education proponents also should have all the facts

It's good to see a teen, Michaela Waites, speak out very ably on the sex education - abortion issue June 8, and I commend her for it.

June 10, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Russ Carnahan supports women's health

As a member of this community, a constituent, and a woman, I am extremely proud to be represented by Russ Carnahan, who stood strong on behalf of women's health and Planned Parenthood.

May 05, 2011 5:52 pmLoading…

Missourians should reject Akin's ideological agenda

Politicians claim they are focusing on saving money, but barring Planned Parenthood would cost $670 million to pay other providers to serve the clients that Planned Parenthood now serves for only $385 million.

May 03, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Battle will have an impact on the sexual health of many Americans

Lawmakers calling for the end of Planned Parenthood's federal funding have stirred the political sentiments concerning legal abortions across the U.S.

April 07, 2011 5:33 pmLoading…

Compassionate care in the ER shouldn't be a choice

Some of the members of the Children and Families Committee in the Missouri House, though, think they know how to practice medicine better than the AMA.

March 18, 2011 5:20 pmLoading…

Just admit what abortion is

You can say it as nice as you can, but the fact is that an abortion is a willful decision on the part of a mother to take the life of her innocent baby. When you write about abortions, at least be honest enough to describe it for what it truly is - killing babies.

February 07, 2011 6:12 pmLoading…

An attack on women: To decrease abortions, increase access to birth control and family planning

The "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act" introduced Jan. 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives is a broad attack on women's reproductive health care. The talk for the last couple of days has been the bill's supposed attempt to redefine rape - limiting a "rape" exemption to "forcible rap…

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A gathering of 400,000 should be news

I guess that some news, like leaving a piano on a sandbar, merits more appeal than a story about human beings and the right to life.

January 31, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

To ensure liberty, we must protect life

The media were all over the Tucson story, but strangely silent on the Philadelphia tragedy.

January 28, 2011 5:09 pmLoading…

An uncivil celebration

Shame on the Post-Dispatch for adding salt to the wound of abortion by heading Paula Gianino's Jan. 22 letter, "Happy Birthday, Roe"!

January 26, 2011 5:32 pmLoading…

The two-minute difference

The recent news of an abortionist being charged with killing seven babies with a scissors after they were delivered alive demonstrates the absolute atrocity that our country has allowed since that fateful decision in 1973.

January 24, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

This country has a moral problem

  Dave Godfrey's letter on September 28th says that our system of laws is not based on the Ten Commandments. If he will review the early history of our country, he will come to a different conclusion.

October 07, 2010 6:11 pmLoading…

Pray to end abortion -- but also for women's health and future

If you drive by Planned Parenthood’s medical center on Forest Park Parkway, you are likely to see protestors who want the government to ban abortion.  Their 40 day campaign and banner are titled, “Pray to end abortion.”  

September 28, 2010 5:35 pmLoading…

What's left is a simple moral question

A human embryo is a living human being. You can look it up. People deny this the same way that they deny that a child in the womb is actually a child.

September 01, 2010 6:38 pmLoading…

Imposing paternalistic authority

Currently, the law is on her side, but if that protection is ever taken from her, the tragic result would be a backward-moving oppression.

September 01, 2010 6:32 pmLoading…
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