abortion http://kbia.org en Missouri House Sends Abortion 72-Hour Waiting Period To Governor http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-sends-abortion-72-hour-waiting-period-governor <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Floor of the Missouri House on May 14, 2014 during abortion debate." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Thu, 15 May 2014 13:23:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 52973 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Sends Abortion 72-Hour Waiting Period To Governor Missouri Senate debates 3-day abortion wait period http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-debates-3-day-abortion-wait-period <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's Republican-led Senate has defeated a rape and incest exemption to the state's abortion waiting period.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:13:28 +0000 Associated Press 52575 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate debates 3-day abortion wait period Missouri's 72-hour abortion wait time bill likely to pass this session http://kbia.org/post/missouris-72-hour-abortion-wait-time-bill-likely-pass-session <p></p><p></p><p>The issue of abortion in Missouri seems like old news. But it's an issue that remains very much at the forefront of Missouri politics this year. &nbsp;In this year's legislative session, there are over thirty pieces of legislation touching the issue.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:15:36 +0000 Meredith Turk 52210 at http://kbia.org Missouri's 72-hour abortion wait time bill likely to pass this session Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU http://kbia.org/post/alveda-king-niece-mlk-speaks-against-abortion-talk-mu <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Political activist Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, spoke at MU on Monday about what she considers to be the twenty-first century’s civil rights movement – the movement against abortion.</p><p>King said she’s been part of the anti-abortion movement since conception – she just didn’t know it yet. Her mother originally wanted to abort her.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:30:02 +0000 Kellie Moore 52135 at http://kbia.org Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU As Missouri considers 72-hour abortion wait time, a look at other states' laws [INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/missouri-considers-72-hour-abortion-wait-time-look-other-states-laws-interactive-graphic <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In March, the Missouri House </span><a href="http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-bill-tripling-abortion-waiting-period" style="line-height: 1.5;">approved a bill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would extend the state's abortion waiting time to 72 hours from 24 hours. If the measure, </span>HB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 1307, becomes law, it would put Missouri in company with South Dakota and Utah as the only states with a 72-hour waiting period.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proponents of the bill, argue 72 hours is not too much to wait to receive such a procedure.</span></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I don’t think 72 hours, 3 days is too much time to bring another life into this world or not," said Tim Jones, Missouri &nbsp;Republican Speaker of the House.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth Nash, State Issues Manager at the Guttmacher&nbsp;Institute, said it is too much to ask. &nbsp;</span><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">Missouri has just one abortion service provider in St. Louis after Planned Parenthood of Mid-Missouri lost their doctor, who could perform abortions, in 2011. Having just one location where women may receive abortion care, Nash</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;argues the 72-hour wait time would exacerbate the logistical burden on women who need to travel for abortion services, such as travel, day care, housing and taking off work.</span></p></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It is probably not going to sway a woman or affect her decision-making, but it can impact her ability to access abortion care entirely," said Nash.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Andrew Gibson & Meredith Turk 52074 at http://kbia.org As Missouri considers 72-hour abortion wait time, a look at other states' laws [INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC] House passes bill tripling abortion waiting period http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-bill-tripling-abortion-waiting-period <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has approved legislation tripling the waiting time for women to get abortions after first visiting their doctors.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:02:14 +0000 Associated Press 49475 at http://kbia.org House passes bill tripling abortion waiting period House endorses abortion notification requirement http://kbia.org/post/house-endorses-abortion-notification-requirement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would impose an additional requirement on minors who seek abortions.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:03:16 +0000 Associated Press 49383 at http://kbia.org House endorses abortion notification requirement Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions-senate-version-blocked <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while its Senate counterpart is stalled.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The House version, <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1307&year=2014&code=R">HB 1307</a>, &#160;received first-round approval on a mostly party-line vote of 115-37. &#160;Nine Democrats joined the GOP majority in voting "yes." &#160;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2014&district=095">State Rep. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:06:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49150 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked Mo. Senate to resume debate on abortion measure http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-resume-debate-abortion-measure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Senate Majority Leader says legislation to extend&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">abortion</font>&nbsp;waiting period will be debated this week.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:13:43 +0000 Associated Press 48980 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate debates longer wait for abortions http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-debates-longer-wait-abortions <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Missouri Senate has taken up a proposal to lengthen the waiting period for abortions from the current 24 hours to 72 hours.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The state's informed consent law mandates a waiting period for a woman to have an abortion after initially seeing a doctor. Women with medical emergencies would remain exempt.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:40:29 +0000 Associated Press 48429 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate debates longer wait for abortions Mo. House panel backs 72-hour abortion wait period http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-backs-72-hour-abortion-wait-period <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri women would have to wait 72 hours to have an abortion after initially seeing a doctor under legislation endorsed by a state House committee.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:57:34 +0000 Associated Press 47397 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers mull 72-hour abortion waiting time http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-mull-72-hour-abortion-waiting-time <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri women would have to wait 72 hours after seeing a doctor before an abortion could be performed under legislation being considered by the House Health Care Policy Committee.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:38:25 +0000 Associated Press 47011 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers mull 72-hour abortion waiting time Proposed state legislation would include 72-hour waiting period for abortions http://kbia.org/post/proposed-state-legislation-would-include-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions <p>A Missouri senator is proposing legislation that would require a 72-hour wait before an abortion.</p><p>The state currently has a 24-hour informed consent law. Republican David Sater of Cassville says extending that period would provide additional time for reflection. He said he hopes it would reduce the number of abortions.</p><p>The legislation has been proposed for the 2014 legislative session starting January 8th.</p><p>Opponents contend a longer waiting period would not decrease the number of abortions but simply cause them to happen later in pregnancy, which can increase risk.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:36:43 +0000 Associated Press 45975 at http://kbia.org Proposed state legislation would include 72-hour waiting period for abortions How a Texas abortion case could impact Missouri http://kbia.org/post/how-texas-abortion-case-could-impact-missouri <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The outcome of a Texas abortion dispute could have an impact on Missouri.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 43196 at http://kbia.org How a Texas abortion case could impact Missouri Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes http://kbia.org/post/without-nixon-signature-mo-abortion-law-passes <p>Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:25:26 +0000 Associated Press 36982 at http://kbia.org Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes Nixon considers abortion bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-considers-abortion-bill <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is considering legislation that would require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.</p><p>The Republican-led Legislature approved the measure this year. Supporters say the requirement would prohibit abortions using telemedicine and protect a woman's health and safety by ensuring the prescribing physician is present. Critics, however, say the process is safe and that the legislation is a further effort to restrict access to abortion services in Missouri.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:55:08 +0000 Associated Press 36932 at http://kbia.org Nixon considers abortion bill Gov. Nixon considers bills on cash advances, abortion http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-considers-bills-cash-advances-abortion <p>New legislation pending before Gov. Jay Nixon could give people running short of money a new alternative for getting some quick cash.</p><p>A bill would make it profitable for Missouri-based banks to offer short-term cash advances, similar to payday loans.</p><p>Some nationally chartered banks already offer the short-term loans with fees of around $50 on a $500 loan. Missouri law had allowed such loans, but the Missouri Bankers Association says that few banks offered them because the law set the maximum fee too low.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:26:27 +0000 Associated Press 35585 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon considers bills on cash advances, abortion Mo. House OKs tougher abortion drug rules http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-oks-tougher-abortion-drug-rules <p>The Missouri House has endorsed legislation requiring the prescribing doctor to be present when a woman takes any drug to induce an abortion.</p><p>The bill received first-round approval 119-41 on Wednesday. It needs another vote to move to the Senate.<br>Sponsoring House member Jeannie Riddle, a Republican from Mokane, says the legislation is intended to protect women's health and safety. Opponents said the goal appears to be more restriction of abortion.\</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:10:11 +0000 Associated Press 32264 at http://kbia.org 'After Tiller' delves into complex lives of third-trimester abortion doctors http://kbia.org/post/after-tiller-delves-complex-lives-third-trimester-abortion-doctors <p></p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 29366 at http://kbia.org 'After Tiller' delves into complex lives of third-trimester abortion doctors Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests http://kbia.org/post/akin-repeatedly-arrested-1985-abortion-protests <p>A newly published report says Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in 1985.</p><p>Akin recently acknowledged being arrested once, about 25 years ago, but has declined to discuss additional details.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:03:15 +0000 Associated Press 23334 at http://kbia.org Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests Akin holds back on details about abortion protest http://kbia.org/post/akin-holds-back-details-about-abortion-protest <p>Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has said he was arrested as an abortion protester about 25 years ago, but he's not saying anything more about it.</p><p>Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler said Wednesday that Akin never was charged and the campaign will not release any further details about the incident.</p><p>At a news conference last Friday in Kansas City, Akin acknowledged the arrest but did not go into specifics. An aide had said the campaign would release more details later.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:50:10 +0000 Associated Press 22258 at http://kbia.org Akin holds back on details about abortion protest More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism http://kbia.org/post/more-akin-abortion-remarks-stir-criticism <p>Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is again drawing attention for comments about abortion — this time, for saying that doctors are "giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant." Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:46:37 +0000 Associated Press 22237 at http://kbia.org More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism Mo. House passes legislation protecting abortion alternatives http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-legislation-protecting-abortion-alternatives <p>The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar local governments from interfering with the day-to-day operations of alternatives to abortion agencies. Wed, 16 May 2012 14:00:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14229 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes legislation protecting abortion alternatives Newscast for May 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-9-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>University of Missouri-Kansas City considers a name change</li><li>Dred Scott honored at Missouri Capitol ceremony</li><li>Mo. House backs pregnancy center advertising bill</li></ul> Wed, 09 May 2012 23:01:36 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 13875 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 9, 2012 Mo. House backs pregnancy center advertising bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-backs-pregnancy-center-advertising-bill <p>The Missouri House has endorsed legislation barring local governments from regulating the speech and advertising of centers that counsel women on alternatives to abortion. Wed, 09 May 2012 22:50:03 +0000 Associated Press 13873 at http://kbia.org Mo. House backs pregnancy center advertising bill