Planned Parenthood’s Latest Lawsuit Reveals Lack of Concern for Women’s Health

Time and time again, whenever Planned Parenthood is faced with a safety regulation it considers burdensome, it sues the government, arguing that the regulation imposes an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions. The abortion giant’s latest lawsuit should evoke deep concern from their patients and anyone else who cares about women’s health and safety. The new federal lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood on Monday in Missouri aims at blocking a provision of the state’s Senate Bill 5, which requires those who provide medication abortions to contract with an OB-GYN who has admitting privileges at a hospital and will be able

Planned Parenthood, ACLU Sue Missouri over Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have joined forces in Missouri, filing a lawsuit against the state over a recently passed abortion law. Senate Bill 5, signed in July by Republican Governor Eric Greitens, “modifies several provisions relating to abortion,” including regulations in complication plans, consent to abortion procedures, tissue reports, Attorney General jurisdiction, the preemption of political subdivision authority regarding abortion, whistleblower protections, the definition of abortion facilities, inspections of abortion facilities, and the crime of interference with medical assistance. The two groups are taking particular aim at the law’s requirement that a physician give state-mandated

Will Someone Please Defeat Claire McCaskill?

The Senate map is very good for Republicans in 2018, and that is in large part due to the plethora of winnable Democratic seats. One such seat is held by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). A friend of mine, who really (really, really) dislikes McCaskill, sent me this video recently, which I had never seen before. This is McCaskill on Stephen Colbert’s show “jokingly” telling men to sit down and shut up: Hello, I’m Senator Claire McCaskill. As one of just 20 women currently serving in the Senate, it’s important to me to encourage more women to run for office, but

Supreme Court Takes Church’s Side in Crucial First Amendment Case

Before going on recess until October, the Supreme Court concluded its session this morning by decisively ruling that religious institutions can receive public funds to be used for secular purposes — such as improving safety standards for a playground. The highly-followed case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, involved the question of whether or not public funds from the state of Missouri could be used to reimburse Trinity Lutheran Church Child Learning Center for new playground surfaces made from recycled tires. In 2012, the preschool and daycare center sought to participate in Missouri’s Scrap Tire Program and receive

Missouri Governor Takes Action to Thwart “Abortion Sanctuary City” Law

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is calling legislators back to the state Capitol for a special session which he hopes will stop St. Louis from being “an abortion sanctuary city.” The special session, which will start on Monday, will address a St. Louis ordinance, Board Bill 203, passed in February which prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive health decisions.” Among other things, the ordinance says that employers cannot fire or refuse to hire women because they have had an abortion. Gov. Greitens accused politicians of “trying to make it illegal, for example, for pro-life organizations to say that they just want to