Missouri Sues China Over CCP Virus, Alleges ‘Deceit, Concealment, Misfeasance, and Inaction’

Missouri’s attorney general announced a lawsuit against the Chinese Communist Party government, the Associated Press reported Tuesday: The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Missouri, alleges Chinese officials are “responsible for the enormous death, suffering, and economic losses they inflicted on the world, including Missourians.” “COVID-19 has done irreparable damage to countries across the globe, causing sickness, death, economic disruption, and human suffering. In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real – thousands have been infected and many have died, families have been separated from dying loved ones, small businesses are shuttering their doors, and

Judge Saves Mo. Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic from Closure

With just hours remaining before its license was set to expire, Missouri’s last abortion clinic received more time on Thursday from a judge to get its license renewed.  The clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, needed to renew its license before it expired on June 1. However, a state audit of the clinic necessary for renewal revealed what Missouri Governor Mike Parson described as “a number of serious health concerns.” Governor Parson and spokesmen have stated that problems the audit revealed include failure to follow Missouri medical regulations and at least three botched surgical

Missouri Legislature Passes Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill

Missouri just became the latest state to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, passing the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act through the state’s House of Representatives with a vote of 110-44 on Friday. The bill will criminalize abortions that occur after roughly the eight-week mark of a pregnancy. Doctors who perform abortions after this cutoff could be given a prison sentence of five to fifteen years. Women who obtain the abortions will not be prosecuted. It has been sent to the desk of Republican Governor Mike Parson who is expected to sign the bill into law. He

Lawmakers Advance Nation’s “Strongest” Pro-Life Bill in Missouri

Missouri’s state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a sweeping pro-life bill that is being labeled the “strongest in the nation” on Wednesday, sending it to the Missouri state Senate with a vote of 117-39. House Bill 126, commonly referred to as the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” is comprehensive in restricting abortions in the state. If passed, abortion would be criminalized in as many instances as possible under current law. The bill reads: Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no abortion shall be performed or induced upon a woman, except in cases of medical emergency. Any

Missouri Democrats Change Platform to Ostracize Pro-Lifers

In a stunning reversal of an inclusive platform amendment, the Missouri Democratic Party has decided that pro-life Democrats are not welcome after all. Pro-lifers across the country lauded Missouri Democrats when a platform amendment that was inclusive of pro-life opinion was passed. The amendment, approved in July, read: We respect the conscience of each Missourian and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion. We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength, and welcome into our ranks all Missourians who may hold differing positions

Why Democrats’ Hostility to Pro-Lifers May Come to Haunt Them

The fact that ‘pro-life Democrat’ sounds like an oxymoron is a tragic commentary on the state of our nation’s politics. Within the two major political parties in our country, along with smaller groups and factions, you will find countless variations of personal political platforms. The fiscal is separated from the social, and people often split with the rest of their crowd over singular issues. Diversity of thought is a good thing, and while splits can be perplexing at times, it is encouraging to see such diversity in action. Yet, Democrats have made it increasingly clear in many ways that freedom

Who Will Win the Senate in November? A Glance at Each Battleground Race

With just over 100 days to go before election day, what’s the state of the battleground Senate races? The party which controls the White House usually loses seats in Congress in the first midterm after the presidential election. This year is unique in that Republicans could be poised to lose seats in the House while gaining seats in the Senate due to a highly favorable electoral map. There are 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states President Trump carried in 2016. Republicans are hoping to hold all their seats in the Senate and pick off a few Democrats for

Parents vs. the Nanny State: Who’s Really in Charge of America’s Children?

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Free Range Kids,” Helen Krieble exposes an area in which the government has very little business interfering but often does so anyway: the upbringing of children. A couple in Connecticut decided to let their kids walk home from school alone every day like many of us did growing up. But nowadays people are so worried about overprotecting children that somebody called the police and the parents are now charged with a crime. But these parents