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Missouri health department to file emergency rules related to abortion complication plans

The state health department will file emergency rules to establish new standards for abortion facilities and hospitals in how they deal with complications that arise from performing abortions.

Abortion doctors will be required to have an OB/GYN or group of OB/GYNs on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to treat any complications related to the prescription or administration of abortion-inducing drugs. The details were outlined in a memo to physicians, abortion facilities and hospitals Oct. 2.

Protest at Pathology Services Inc. centers on questions surrounding handling of tissue from unborn babies

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About three dozen people lined the sidewalk in front of Pathology Services Inc. this weekend to protest the company's business with Planned Parenthood. They also wanted answers to what the lab does to fetal remains from abortions after pathology examinations.

Last month at a hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri, it was revealed that Brentwood-based Pathology Services Inc. is the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

Midtown Catholic Charities programs respond to health care disparities

Sid Hastings

Danielle Jackson , right, and Janelle Johnson considered purchasing unfamiliar vegetables at City Greens Market, currently housed in the basement of Catholic Charities Midtown Center, June 14.

JoeAnn Henderson likes the brown eggs, the greens and beets. City Greens Market at Midtown Catholic Charities Community Services helps her obtain wholesome food in her neighborhood. Since Henderson has been shopping there she's lost weight and has improved her eating habits.

Midtown Catholic Charities is seeing success in its programs serving low-income families who live in one of eight St. Louis City neighborhoods.

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