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St. Louis pro-life activist featured in documentary on abortion

Reagan Nielson, Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life, was featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion. The film includes interviews with women struggling with unplanned pregnancies, abortion providers and activists on both sides of the issue.

A local pro-life activist featured in an upcoming documentary on abortion said she's grateful for the experience, even though the film doesn't represent the pro-life movement very well.

Reagan Nielsen is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary, "Abortion: Stories Women Tell," which is coming soon to the cable channel. HBO officials have not announced a release date yet. Nielsen is Midwest regional coordinator of Students for Life of America.

MU study on abortion prompts questions, challenges

The University of Missouri says it isn't violating state law or its conflict of interest policy in regards to a study on the effect of the 72-hour waiting period for abortion in Missouri. But several critics have questioned that line of thinking.

Second #WomenBetrayed rally sparks ire over funding of Planned Parenthood

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“Hey hey, ho ho, Planned Parenthood has got to go,” Brad Baumgarten chanted at an Aug. 18 rally in front of Sen. Claire McCaskill’s St. Louis office. The #WomenBetrayed Speak Out rally was one of many across the country calling on legislators to defund Planned Parenthood.

In 2013, Planned Parenthood's net profit was $127 million.

It makes the case to support federal funding of Planned Parenthood tough to swallow.

"Let them support themselves like any other business," said Reagan Nielsen, who led the second #WomenBetrayed Speak Out rally outside Sen. Claire McCaskill's St. Louis office Aug. 18. About 50 people attended; after several people spoke, participants filed inside McCaskill's office to deliver signed letters asking her to defund Planned Parenthood.

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