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Missouri lawmakers approve anti-abortion, contraception bill

May 18, 2012


STL Today, May 18, 2012 by Elizabeth Crisp JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Legislature wants to give employers the right to refuse to provide health care coverage for services that go against their religious or moral beliefs. The legislation, which is aimed primarily at abortion, contraception and sterilization, made it out of the Capitol today and […]

Missouri House Passes A Bill Allowing Medical Professionals To Deny Women’s Access To Contraception

May 16, 2012


Think Progress, May 16, 2012 by Zachary Bernstein The Missouri House passed a “conscience bill” yesterday to allow health care workers to deny health care to women. Under the law, medical professionals cannot be fired or discriminated against for refusing to provide contraception or perform abortions if it conflicted with their personal views, while employers […]

Brownback Signs Law Allowing Expansive Refusal of Medication Based on “Belief” About Abortion

May 15, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 15, 2012 by Robin Marty With the signing of a new expanded conscience clause bill in Kansas, Republican Governor Sam Brownback has now legally blessed a virtually open-ended number of situations in which “religious” workers can refuse to assist women under the guise that they believe they “may be” terminating a […]