Posts tagged "missouri"

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi -- Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which means I may have to cancel my plans for a dream vacation to Branson for the purposes of enjoying a brunch hosted by Greg Brady.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 17, 2014

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because women often have to travel a long distance and thus make multiple trips over several days. Gov. Nixon said he vetoed the bill because it contained…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2014

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor's desk. The state's Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy to meet with her doctor and then wait three days, even if she is a victim of incest or rape.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

Up Top! Missouri Politician Introduces Bill To Make High-Five Official State Greeting

“The high-five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits," said Courtney Allen Curtis, a Missouri State Representative, and that's why he has put forth a bill to make the high-five Missouri's official state greeting. "With tensions running high in the Capitol building, the high five might be just what Missouri needs," said Curtis, who introduced…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 1, 2014

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a swimmer and straight-A student at the University of Missouri on a near-full scholarship, was sexually assaulted by a football player that night. According to CNN,…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2014

Daisy Coleman’s Accused Rapist Matthew Barnett Faces Child Endangerment Charge, No Sexual Assault Charge

UPDATE, 3:30: Matthew Barnett plead guilty to the child endangerment charge this afternoon as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation and a four-month suspended jail term. [AP] Matthew Barnett, the teenaged boy from Maryville, Missouri, who initially saw charges against him dropped in the alleged sexual assault of Daisy Coleman,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2014

Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Survivor, And Mother Melinda Coleman Speak To CNN

So much respect is going out right now from me to Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Missouri teen who has come forward about her mistreatment by the justice system after she was raped by a student athlete — who also happened to be the grandson of a local politician. Last night Daisy and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

School Allegedly Suggested A Breast Reduction Would Stop 6th Grader’s Sexual Harassment

Middle school is rough on all of us. It's especially rough when the administration at your middle school blames you for the sexual harassment you're getting because of the size of your boobs. And it's downright hellish when said administration suggests to your mother that a breast reduction might help.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2013

RIP Society: Cops Thwart “Twilight” Movie Theater Massacre In Missouri

Police in Missouri have disbanded an alleged plot by a 20-year-old man named Blaec Lammers to shoot up a screening of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part Two" in the same way as this summer's shooting in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." Lammers had purchased a ticket for a screening of "Breaking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2012

Missouri To Allow Employers To Refuse To Cover Birth Control, Abortion

Bad news out of Missouri this week: employers and insurers who personally oppose birth control, abortion and sterilization will be able to refuse to cover those forms of health care in their employee's health insurance. Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon had vetoed the bill, but earlier this week, the Republican-controlled legislature overrode the veto.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2012

Rep. Todd Akin Asks For “Forgiveness,” Finally Admits Pregnancy Can Result From Rape

Well, I guess I can finally put away my hand mirror. My wrist was starting cramp up and I think I threw out my back. See, I've spent the last 36 or so hours looking for my APRMT -- that stands for Anti-Pregnancy Rape Mechanism Thingmajig -- which Rep. Todd Akin said kicks in whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2012

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I'm trying to relax, get centered, you know? I've got a hand mirror and I'm ready to spend some quality time with my vagina and its mysterious, miraculous abilities. See, this weekend, a politician named Todd Akin, a representative for the state of Missouri, said that according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2012

Tornadoes Devastate Midwest

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Midwest, particularly Missouri, who've been affected by the tornadoes that ravaged the area this weekend. A massive tornado tore through southwestern Missouri, killing at least 89 people, and destroying cars and homes in its path, one of 68 tornadoes reported in seven Midwest states. Frisky…

By: The Frisky / May 23, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortion Must Legally Be Told Life Begins At Conception

A Missouri law will go into effect August 28 that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion a pamphlet that reads, "The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being." The law also requires women to meet in person with a doctor…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Offenders, The Tuatara, And Wednesdays

The MySpace profiles of 370 Missouri sex offenders have been removed in recent months. The internet is getting safer by the minute. [KansasCity.com] The tuatara, a spiny reptile that's about 30 inches long, could become extinct. Because of rising temperatures, the endangered tuatara may produce all male offspring by 2085, as nest temperature determines the…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2008