contraception http://kbia.org en Senate bill lets pharmacies refuse to stock drugs http://kbia.org/post/senate-bill-lets-pharmacies-refuse-stock-drugs <p>The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would ensure that pharmacies could refuse to stock certain prescription drugs, such as emergency contraception.</p><p>The legislation passed the Senate by a 24-9 vote Thursday and now heads to the House.</p><p>Sponsoring Sen. David Sater is a Republican pharmacist from southwest Missouri who describes the legislation a business freedom issue. Sater says some states have mandated that birth control or emergency contraception be stocked by pharmacies. But he says a pharmacy — like a clothing store — should be free to sell what it chooses.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:55:50 +0000 Associated Press 31515 at http://kbia.org Senate bill lets pharmacies refuse to stock drugs Mo. Catholic bishops want birth control appeal http://kbia.org/post/mo-catholic-bishops-want-birth-control-appeal <p>Missouri's Catholic bishops have joined the chorus urging the appeal of a federal court ruling striking down the state's contraception insurance exemption for people with religious or moral objections. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:18:17 +0000 Associated Press 30789 at http://kbia.org Mo. Catholic bishops want birth control appeal Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-urges-birth-control-appeal <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones wants the attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling striking down the state's contraception insurance exemption for people with moral objections. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 30746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal Judge blocks MO birth control insurance law http://kbia.org/post/judge-blocks-mo-birth-control-insurance-law <p>A federal judge has blocked a new Missouri law requiring insurers to offer policies excluding birth control coverage because it conflicts with a federal law mandating such coverage. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:35:24 +0000 Associated Press 26350 at http://kbia.org Judge blocks MO birth control insurance law State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations http://kbia.org/post/state-fines-aetna-over-autism-abortion-coverage-violations <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">The Missouri Department of Insurance has issued its largest penalty to date, to health insurance company, Aetna.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:12:27 +0000 Elana Gordon 21848 at http://kbia.org State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations Analysis: Mo. at center point of sexual politics http://kbia.org/post/analysis-mo-center-point-sexual-politics <p>The Legislature's veto override of a bill expanding religious exemptions from insurance coverage for birth control is the latest example of how Missouri has become a center point in a national debate about pregnancy.</p><p>Missouri's law is apparently the first to intentionally contradict an Obama administration policy requiring insurers to cover birth control for women at no additional cost. But the override was closer than expected in the House. One lawmaker acknowledged skipping the vote because he was disgruntled with Missouri Right to Life.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:50:31 +0000 Associated Press 21269 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Mo. at center point of sexual politics Nixon's anti-contraceptive coverage veto overridden http://kbia.org/post/nixons-anti-contraceptive-coverage-veto-overridden <p>Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of anti-contraceptive coverage bill has been overridden by both the Missouri House and Senate.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:04:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press 21111 at http://kbia.org Nixon's anti-contraceptive coverage veto overridden State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-override-veto-birth-control-bill <p>Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:30:48 +0000 Associated Press 21054 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill Newscast for July 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-13-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Farmers talk drought at MU field day</li><li>State House candidates face off in Columbia</li><li>Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:57:47 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17519 at http://kbia.org Newscast for July 13, 2012 Nixon signs 12 bills into law, vetoes 10 http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-12-bills-law-vetoes-10 <p>Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon was busy Thursday, making decisions on 22 bills the legislature put on his desk. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:32:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17451 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs 12 bills into law, vetoes 10 Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-controversial-contraception-bill-0 <p>Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have exempted religious organizations from covering contraception under their health insurance plans, if that coverage would go against the organizations&#39; beliefs. Nixon said in his remarks that existing law adequately&nbsp;protects religious liberties.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:50:14 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17434 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill Messages to Mo. gov. top 10K on contraception bill http://kbia.org/post/messages-mo-gov-top-10k-contraception-bill <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now has received more than 10,000 messages urging him to sign or veto legislation related to health insurance coverage for contraception.</p><p>Nixon has scheduled a Thursday news conference to announce his action on legislation. That comes a couple days ahead of a Saturday deadline for him to sign, veto or allow bills to become law without his signature.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:41:09 +0000 Associated Press 17424 at http://kbia.org Messages to Mo. gov. top 10K on contraception bill Rally against president's contraceptive mandate held at Mo. Capitol http://kbia.org/post/rally-against-presidents-contraceptive-mandate-held-mo-capitol Around 200 people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today&nbsp;against President Obama&rsquo;s mandate that employers provide coverage for contraceptive services.<p>Churches are exempt from the mandate, but religious non-profit organizations, such as schools and hospitals, are not.&nbsp; John Gaydos is bishop of the<a href="http://www.diojeffcity.org/"> Catholic Diocese&nbsp;of Jefferson City</a>.<p>&ldquo;Religious freedom is not merely about our ability to attend church on Sunday," Gaydos said.&nbsp;&nbsp;"It is impossible to exercise that religious freedom and at the same time compromise the faith that inspires us to action.&rdquo; Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:35:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15599 at http://kbia.org Rally against president's contraceptive mandate held at Mo. Capitol Contraception debate moves to the Missouri House http://kbia.org/post/contraception-debate-moves-missouri-house <p>Debate continues in the Missouri legislature over the Obama administration&#39;s &quot;contraception mandate,&quot; which will require health insurance to include coverage for birth control. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, a House committee hears testimony on a largely symbolic bill, opposing the mandate.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="Radiotitle"> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:31:52 +0000 Jacob Fenston 13007 at http://kbia.org Contraception debate moves to the Missouri House House passes medical conscience bill http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-medical-conscience-bill <p>The Missouri House has&nbsp;reignited intense debate over women&rsquo;s reproductive rights, passing legislation that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from performing medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:08:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11530 at http://kbia.org House passes medical conscience bill Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law http://kbia.org/post/missouri-assembly-debates-obama-birth-control-law <p>Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama&#39;s contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:15:47 +0000 9330 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-23-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>A commission set to redraw state senate districts reaches accord.</li><li>The Missouri House debates Pres. Obama&#39;s contraception mandate.</li><li>Controversy over the privacy of Facebook at Truman State University.</li></ul> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:08:48 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9328 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 23, 2012 Controversy in Jefferson City over Obama contraception plan http://kbia.org/post/controversy-jefferson-city-over-obama-contraception-plan <p>The debate over President Obama&#39;s contraception mandate heated up at Missouri&#39;s Capitol today. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:08:18 +0000 8755 at http://kbia.org Controversy in Jefferson City over Obama contraception plan