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Downtown view of Jefferson City, Missouri, with the State Capitol at dusk.

Missouri lawmaker says controversial bill won't outlaw ectopic pregnancy treatment

Mar 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Missouri lawmaker plans to amend a bill concerning ectopic pregnancies to allay concerns that it would outlaw treatment for... Read more

Mitchell Rozanski, then-Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and current Archbishop of St. Louis, in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 7, 2019.

Missouri bishops condemn execution of Ernest Johnson

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The four bishops of Missouri released a joint statement on Wednesday evening condemning the state’s execution of Ernest Lee Johnson,... Read more

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Missouri executes inmate after Holy See appealed for clemency

Oct 6, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Missouri on Tuesday evening executed Ernest Johnson, 61, an inmate convicted of murdering three people in the 1990s, after the... Read more

St. Louis archdiocese says masks optional at its schools this fall

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Monday that face masks will be optional at its Catholic schools this fall.  Read more

Court blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Jun 10, 2021

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked a 2019 Missouri pro-life law from going into effect. Read more

Missouri cannot block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, high court says

Jul 3, 2020

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision that intended to cut Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid funding... Read more

Missouri's last abortion clinic receives license

Jun 26, 2020

The Missouri health department issued a license to the state's only abortion clinic Thursday. Its license had been revoked a... Read more

Missouri's last abortion clinic.

Last Missouri abortion clinic will stay open, despite state’s safety concerns

May 29, 2020

The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis had been battling the state of Missouri in court for over a year... Read more

The US capitol building.

US House oversight committee hears testimony on abortion regulation

Nov 15, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee heard testimony Thursday on abortion from a new mother, as well as... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Congressional committee examines state pro-life measures

Nov 14, 2019

A House of Representatives committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to investigate restrictions on abortion clinics passed in pro-life... Read more

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri.

Missouri abortion clinic hearing wraps up; decision expected in February

Oct 31, 2019

Regulators in Missouri are in the process of determining whether the state’s last remaining abortion clinic can keep its license... Read more

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri.

Missouri's last abortion clinic could be closed after state hearing

Oct 28, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A hearing began on Monday in Missouri to determine the fate of the state’s last remaining abortion clinic.  Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Aug 27, 2019

A federal judge has blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy from taking effect while a... Read more

A 'wealth' of resources available to St Louis women with unexpected pregnancies

Jul 18, 2019

By Mary Farrow

With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being... Read more

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri.

In final decision, Missouri health department denies license to Planned Parenthood

Jun 21, 2019

Missouri’s health department on Friday rejected a license renewal request from a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, the last... Read more

A rally at the last Planned Parenthood in Missouri.

Botched abortions at Missouri's last abortion clinic raise questions

Jun 19, 2019

In a legal battle over the closure of Missouri’s last functioning Planned Parenthood, state health department officials cited four botched... Read more

St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

Jun 14, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Judge issues injunction to keep MO abortion clinic open another two weeks

Jun 11, 2019

Judge Michael F. Stelzer of Missouri Circuit Court in St. Louis granted the city’s Planned Parenthood clinic a preliminary injunction... Read more

Archbishop Robert Carlson.

'A giant step forward': Archbishop applauds Missouri abortion ban

May 28, 2019

Banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy is a “giant step forward for the pro-life movement,” Archbishop Robert J. Carlson... Read more

Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City Missouri.

‘Appeal-proof’ abortion ban advances in Missouri

May 16, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Legislators responsible for the measure have said that, unlike recent measures in other states, the bill is specifically designed to... Read more