Area hospitals find no room for Planned Parenthood

Area hospitals find no room for Planned Parenthood

Abortion, a safe and legal medical procedure, has been stigmatized nearly to the point of extinction in the red states.

The latest proof, as if any more were needed, comes in the form of a legal document filed recently by Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. It tells an infuriating story of gutlessness on the part of area hospitals that were asked to help Planned Parenthood comply with a state law.

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Pregnant and scared? Then stay out of Missouri, which hands welfare money to dubious anti-abortion centers

Pregnant and scared? Then stay out of Missouri, which hands welfare money to dubious anti-abortion centers

In 2012, Tara was sexually assaulted by her husband at their home in the St. Louis area. A month later, she suspected she might be pregnant. Tara (not her real name) was 26 years old, traumatized by her abusive husband (from whom she was now separated) and unsure what to do next. She had grown up in mid-Missouri and remembered driving past some kind of pregnancy resource center on Providence Road, in Columbia. She looked up the place — My Life Clinic — and called to ask if someone there could recommend a similar center in the St. Louis area.

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Planned Parenthood fears it may be first casualty of rekindled abortion war

Planned Parenthood fears it may be first casualty of rekindled abortion war

(Washington Post) - Planned Parenthood officials are scrambling to prepare for the likelihood that Congress next year will cut off more than a half-billion dollars in federal funding to the group, fulfilling the wishes of abortion foes who are planning an aggressive push to roll back abortion rights under President-elect Donald Trump.

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With Reproductive Rights Under Siege, Missouri Groups Seek to Block Abortion Restrictions

With Reproductive Rights Under Siege, Missouri Groups Seek to Block Abortion Restrictions

(Mother Jones) - With state legislatures poised to pass an onslaught of new abortion restrictions, reproductive rights advocates are gearing up for lengthy court battles in several states, especially those where Republicans will control all branches of government. One of those is Missouri, where local Planned Parenthood affiliates asked a federal judge this week to suspend two longstanding state abortion restrictions while a lawsuit challenging them works its way through the courts.

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PFAW: Return to Wichita: 25 Years After The Summer of Mercy

PFAW: Return to Wichita: 25 Years After The Summer of Mercy

In the summer of 1991, the anti-abortion protest group Operation Rescue led a siege of Wichita, Kansas, which made national news and galvanized both sides of the abortion debate. Sometimes by hundreds at a time, protesters physically blocked the doors of Wichita’s three abortion clinics, focusing special attention on the clinic led by Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country to offer late-term abortions. 

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NY Mag: What 46 Years of Fighting for Pro-Choice Abortion Laws Look Like

NY Mag: What 46 Years of Fighting for Pro-Choice Abortion Laws Look Like

Ronald Yeomans, MD, could be playing golf right now. Instead, the 75-year-old abortion provider wakes up early on Saturday mornings in the suburban house he shares with his wife of 53 years, straps a bulletproof vest to his chest, and makes the short drive to the Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, where a crowd of 20-30 protesters is already waiting. 

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Fusion: Why National Pro-Choice Groups are Giving Up in the Very States That Need Them Most

Fusion: Why National Pro-Choice Groups are Giving Up in the Very States That Need Them Most

"The countdown is on,” Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, tweeted in early June. Throughout the month, abortion rights supporters checked SCOTUS blog or Twitter promptly at 10 AM, anxious for the decision that would reverberate across the country.

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