missouri legislature

New pro-life law goes into effect, despite attempts by Planned Parenthood to block its enforcement

As a judge denied Planned Parenthood's request to block a portion of Senate Bill 5, demonstrations were held in front of five Planned Parenthood locations Oct. 24 to shine light on Missouri's newest pro-life law, which went into effect the same day.

Missouri legislative session ends well for several programs

The 2016 Missouri legislative session closed with successful outcomes for Catholic school students, mothers and fathers in need, refugees and former prisoners looking for a new start.

The Missouri Catholic Conference hailed the passage of legislation that expands the A+ college scholarship program to graduates of private high schools, including Catholic schools. The public policy arm of the state's bishops has been advocating for the legislation for over a decade.

Editorial | Participate in the political process

The Missouri legislature is in its final two weeks, and its time to weigh in on the issues.

Editorial | Hold Planned Parenthood accountable

As the Missouri legislative session comes to a close in a few weeks, lawmakers remain strong in their efforts to pass laws that hold abortion providers accountable for how they handle the remains of aborted babies.

Missouri lawmakers consider abortion legislation as session closes

With three weeks left in Missouri's legislative session, some lawmakers continue to push measures that address the handling of remains of aborted babies and a plan to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.

The bills are the culmination of a legislative investigation into how abortions are conducted in Missouri. The investigation was prompted by a series of undercover videos, released last year by the Center for Medical Progress, that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

Bill would keep juveniles out of adult jails until their trials

A bill is advancing in the Missouri legislature that would keep juveniles out of adult jails before their trials in recognition of their vulnerability there.

The state Senate has voted in support of the measure, SB 618, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau. The bill would prevent any youth certified as an adult from being held in an adult jail until the youth has been sentenced or turns 17 years of age. The bill would establish a commission that will develop a plan by 2018 for alternate detention of these youth.

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