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Business
2:20 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group

MU law professor Joshua Hawley represents Hobby Lobby in a case brought to the U.S. Supreme Court contesting mandatory health insurance programs with birth control.
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An attorney representing an Oklahoma business challenging a federal contraception coverage mandate is starting a nonprofit group in Missouri.

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Politics
4:12 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Mo. AG won't appeal birth control ruling

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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.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Senate bill lets pharmacies refuse to stock drugs

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The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would ensure that pharmacies could refuse to stock certain prescription drugs, such as emergency contraception.

The legislation passed the Senate by a 24-9 vote Thursday and now heads to the House.

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.

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Faith/Religion
3:18 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Mo. Catholic bishops want birth control appeal

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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.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Federal judge makes contraceptives mandate ruling

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A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that directly challenges the so-called contraceptive mandate under the federal health law.

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Politics
8:35 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Judge blocks MO birth control insurance law

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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.

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politics
4:58 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law

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Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Updated 9/13/2012, 4:51 p.m.


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.


The new law took effect after the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto during Wednesday’s veto session.  Attorney E.E. Keenan represents the Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women.

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PM Newscasts
6:29 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Newscast for September 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

The Missouri state Capitol
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Missouri lawmakers have overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control.

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Politics
7:41 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Messages to Mo. gov. top 10K on contraception bill

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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.

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.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:09 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Washington University study compares short- and long-term birth control methods

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.

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PM Newscasts
6:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Newscast for May 21, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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Politics
6:14 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

St. Louis institutions file birth control suits

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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.

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Politics
9:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law

Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama's contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives.

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Politics
9:01 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill

Legislation would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control and other contraceptives.
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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.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 15, 2012

A bill now before the Missouri Senate lets employers block coverage for birth control products.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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