birth control http://kbia.org en Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group http://kbia.org/post/hobby-lobby-attorney-starts-missouri-group <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney representing an Oklahoma business challenging a federal contraception coverage mandate is starting a nonprofit group in Missouri.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:20:24 +0000 Associated Press 49941 at http://kbia.org Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group Mo. AG won't appeal birth control ruling http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-wont-appeal-birth-control-ruling <p>Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted moral objectors from an insurance requirement to cover birth control. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:12:41 +0000 Associated Press 31900 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG won't appeal birth control ruling 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 Federal judge makes contraceptives mandate ruling http://kbia.org/post/federal-judge-makes-contraceptives-mandate-ruling <p>A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that directly challenges the so-called contraceptive mandate under the federal health law. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:08:38 +0000 Elana Gordon 30603 at http://kbia.org Federal judge makes contraceptives mandate ruling 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 KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law http://kbia.org/post/kc-based-labor-group-trying-block-birth-control-law <P><STRONG>Updated 9/13/2012,&#160;4:51 p.m.</STRONG></P> <P>A Kansas City-based labor group is seeking to block the new law allowing Missouri employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control pills and other contraceptive procedures.</P> <P>The new law took effect after the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto during Wednesday’s veto session.&#160; Attorney E.E. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:58:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Rachel Lippmann 21142 at http://kbia.org KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law Newscast for September 12, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-september-12-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill</li><li>Mo. lawmakers skip override on sales tax bill</li><li>Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker</li></ul> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:29:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21075 at http://kbia.org 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 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 Washington University study compares short- and long-term birth control methods http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-study-compares-short-and-long-term-birth-control-methods <p>A new study out of Washington University suggests that women who use short-term birth-control methods like the pill are 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who use longer-term options like intrauterine devices or implants. Thu, 24 May 2012 14:09:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 14711 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-21-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>St. Louis institutions file birth control suits</li><li>Obama to speak at Joplin High School graduation</li><li>GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant</li></ul> Mon, 21 May 2012 23:33:10 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14536 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 21, 2012 St. Louis institutions file birth control suits http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-institutions-file-birth-control-suits <p>The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities of St. Louis are among dozens of Roman Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over a mandate that most employers provide birth control coverage. Mon, 21 May 2012 23:14:34 +0000 Associated Press 14535 at http://kbia.org St. Louis institutions file birth control suits 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 Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill http://kbia.org/post/senate-committee-approves-employer-contraception-insurance-bill <p>Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:01:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8841 at http://kbia.org Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill