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Buffer zone bill in St. Louis City fails

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen rejected a bill that would create a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood.

Board Bill 34 failed by a vote of 9-15 on April 16, the last day of the aldermanic session.

The full board voted 15-13 to perfect the bill, but for the final vote, several aldermen who previously supported it changed their votes from "yes" to "no" — including Brandon Bosley (Ward 3), Terry Kennedy (Ward 18), Sam Moore (Ward 4) and Lisa Middlebrook (Ward 2).

Missouri legislation seeks to pre-empt city’s ‘abortion sanctuary’ ordinance

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Sponsor of House Bill 174, Rep. Tila Hubrecht from Southeast MO, watched as St. Louis City Ward 06 Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia gave testimony opposing the bill. Ingrassia came to the meeting of the House's Children and Families Committee to voice her concern over pregnancy resource centers. 

Missouri legislators considering a bill on free speech rights of alternative-to-abortion agencies turned to discussion on religious liberty and a recent measure passed in St. Louis City, at a hearing this week at the state Capitol.

House Bill 174, sponsored by Rep. Tila Hubrecht (R-Dexter), would protect the rights of alternatives-to-abortion agencies, such as pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, to freely assemble and engage in religious practices or speech without government interference. The bill was heard Feb. 14 by members of the Children and Families Committee.

Missouri legislators considering a bill on free speech rights of alternative-to-abortion agencies turned to discussion on religious liberty and a recent measure passed in the City of St. Louis. The discussion came at a hearing Feb. 14 at the state Capitol.

Statement from Catholic, Lutheran leaders expresses dismay over harvesting body parts from abortion

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, walked side by side at the 2015 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, have issued a statement against the harvesting of body parts from aborted babies.

Critics call attorney general’s report on Planned Parenthood “incomplete”

Pathology Services, Inc. is an independent Pathology Laboratory specializing in surgical pathology and cytology. They are the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood.  The company was named during a Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri.  The building is located at 2916 South Brentwood Blvd.

Several critics are calling a new report on Planned Parenthood in St. Louis "incomplete," adding that it raises questions about how Missouri law holds the abortion provider accountable for its handling of human remains from abortions.

Critics call attorney general’s report on Planned Parenthood “incomplete”

Several critics are calling a new report on Planned Parenthood in St. Louis "incomplete," adding that it raises questions about how Missouri law holds the abortion provider accountable for its handling of human remains from abortions.

Critics call attorney general’s report on Planned Parenthood “incomplete”

Several critics are calling a new report on Planned Parenthood in St. Louis "incomplete," adding that it raises questions about how Missouri law holds the abortion provider accountable for its handling of human remains from abortions.

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