Austin Huguelet Springfield News-Leader Published 12:59 PM EDT Mar 24, 2019 JEFFERSON CITY — Now comes the fun part. After a weeklong spring break, Missouri lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday for the second half of the legislative session, with final decisions on nearly every major issue still ahead of them. Fights over abortion and prescription drug monitoring loom in the Senate, where the fate of charter school expansion may also be decided this year. Legislators remain divided on the new governor’s big-ticket proposals, and negotiations continue on changes to how colleges handle sexual assault cases. There's also debate about how much of what voters approved in November will be rolled back or modified. Here's a rundown. Plan to ban abortion? Perhaps no issue is as likely to spark a filibuster as Republicans’ plan to ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy — before many women know they’re pregnant. The GOP-dominated House … [Read more...] about Missouri legislative: What to watch for in the second half of session
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by RITES OF PASSAGE When I found out I was pregnant at age 24, there was no decision to make. But even if it felt inconsequential at the time, I don’t take for granted that I had a choice. ByMarisa Meltzer Sept. 13, 2018 I didn’t notice my skipped Nor can I remember where or how I ended up getting a pregnancy test. I just know that at some point I figured I couldn’t take a home test for anything else, so I might as well rule this possibility out. But I had a sex life with my live-in boyfriend and a flighty relationship to Loestrin, I hadn’t had a period in over a month, and I was constantly nauseated. Of course the stick’s indicator turned into a tiny pink plus sign. There was no decision to make. Or rather, there was only one decision. I would get an abortion. I … [Read more...] about The Abortion I Almost Forgot
Claudia Mendez was 15 with no clue about what having sex or getting venereal disease was about. Her parents abused her. Her mom, she said, expected her to get pregnant young and find “a sugar daddy.” Hopelessness was pretty much the recipe for the future. Then Mendez found the New Generation Health Center, where doctors and counselors skipped the birds-and-bees business and got right down to brass tacks on the meaning of safe sex. And sexually transmitted diseases. And how to pick healthy relationships, and when to plan for children. “All those things you normally talk to your mom and dad about?” Mendez said. “That didn’t happen with them — but it did at New Generation. Because of them, I was able to demand respect for my life. I was able to make smart choices.” For more than 20 years, New Generation in San Francisco has played the same role for thousands of low-income teens and young adults who felt they had nowhere to turn for badly … [Read more...] about Essential clinic for low-income women, teens gets back on its feet
www.washingtonpost.com By Jessica Contrera Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount northfork, w.va. —Another morning, another list of patients and problems in the hands of 35-year-old Keisha Saunders. Diabetes, depression, heart disease. Robert needs lower blood pressure. Buffy needs prescriptions filled. Mary needs to lose 50 pounds, so she can get what she really needs, a new hip. Again, the list extends to the bottom of Keisha’s notepad, as it has so many days since the Affordable Care Act mandated that everyone have health insurance. Unlike in Washington, where health care is a contentious policy debate, health care where Keisha is a nurse practitioner is a daily need to be filled. The high rates of chronic diseases in McDowell County have made it the county with the shortest life expectancy in the nation. It’s also a place that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump, whose promise to repeal the ACA will soon affect nearly every patient Keisha treats at the Tug River health … [Read more...] about They are poor, sick and voted for Trump. What will happen to them without Obamacare?
Sarah Fowler Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 When Liz became pregnant unexpectedly, she turned to Google. After finding a listing for what she thought was an abortion clinic, she scheduled an appointment and made the hour drive from Columbus to Tupelo. She drove to the center with the intent of having an abortion. Once she arrived, the 33-year-old married mother of three took a pregnancy test and confirmed what she already knew: She was pregnant. But then her appointment took an unexpected turn. Instead of being able to talk about terminating her pregnancy, Liz was given a baby's bib with a Bible verse on it and sent home. She began to cry. "My heart felt heavy and my eyes filled with tears," she said. "I actually had my 15-month-old with me. It stung." Once home, the bib "laid on my deep freezer near my kitchen and was a constant physical reminder of my already difficult decision." "I went to that clinic for … [Read more...] about Abortion clinic vs. crisis pregnancy center: What’s the difference?