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Sidewalk efforts to bring an end to abortion still strong


As Planned Parenthood marks its 100th anniversary, local pro-life organizations are continuing their work to bring an end to the abortion giant and to make abortion unthinkable.

Oct. 15 was an atypical Saturday at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. Volunteers with 40 Days for Life campaign, organized by Coalition for Life St. Louis, started arriving just before sunrise to pray as sidewalk counselors handed out pregnancy resources to clinic visitors, some of whom were there for abortions.

Senate team to review Planned Parenthood documents

The Missouri Senate will form a bipartisan team to review documents submitted by Planned Parenthood as part of an ongoing investigation of the abortion provider.

Through its lawyer, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis has agreed to produce documents in response to a subpoena by the Senate Interim Committee of the Sanctity of Life, which has been investigating Planned Parenthood's practices in Missouri since last year.

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.

Discrepancies in reporting how aborted fetal remains are handled raise questions

Cynthia Mendez stood with Defenders of the Unborn at a protest in front of Pathology Services Inc. on Brentwood Blvd. The company is the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis

An investigation of a medical waste company that handled remains of aborted babies has revealed a discrepancy between what the waste company was told it received and what a St. Louis-based pathology lab said it gets from Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

Presence at abortion clinic makes a difference, former Planned Parenthood manager says

More than 300 people filled the rotunda at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., for the Missouri Right to Life lobby day. Keynote speaker was Sue Thayer, a former office manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Iowa. Conservative talk show host Stacy Washington of “Stacy on the Right” also spoke at the rally.

Jefferson City — The first time Sue Thayer contacted Iowa's right-to-life organization, she called from inside a Planned Parenthood clinic.

For 18 years, Thayer worked at the clinic in Storm Lake, Iowa, starting as an entry-level assistant, rising to office manager. As the years passed, she began to feel that the clinic was motivated by profit, not patients. When the clinic announced it would start offering webcam abortions (a procedure that allows a doctor to remotely administer an abortion-inducing medication), Thayer saw that as her "wake-up call."

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