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Health Jun 20St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over preliminary pelvic exam
Calling the exam requirement "disrespectful and dehumanizing," a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed that the St. Louis clinic no longer performs it during a consultation at least 72 hours before an abortion. Doctors do perform a pelvic exam at the time…
Nation Jun 05Court hearing to consider fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic
Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will hear testimony in a hearing on Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction that would keep open its abortion clinic in St. Louis.
Nation May 31Missouri’s only abortion clinic can keep stay open, according to judge’s order
St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer issued a temporary restraining order preventing Missouri from taking away the clinic's license. He said Planned Parenthood "has demonstrated that immediate and irreparable injury will result" if its abortion license is allowed to expire.
Nation May 30Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case
If the St. Louis clinic's license is not renewed before it expires at midnight Friday, Planned Parenthood officials said Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing…
Nation May 28Missouri could become the only state without an abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade
The state's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.
Nation Mar 23Midwest flood risks are ‘scary,’ may persist for months, experts say
Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.
Nation Mar 18More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream
Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have…
Politics Aug 08Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor Bob McCulloch in primary
A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson lost a primary challenge Tuesday to a black Ferguson councilman, according to…
Nation May 30Prosecutor to drop felony charge against outgoing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
Prosecutors agreed to drop one of two felony criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens after the governor's attorneys said he would resign if the allegations were dismissed, a spokeswoman for St. Louis' top prosecutor said Wednesday.
Politics May 15Missouri lawmakers push Greitens probe after invasion-of-privacy charge dropped
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge stemming from an extramarital affair, but a legislative panel signaled Tuesday that it's pushing forward with its own expanded investigation into a variety of allegations against the Republican governor.