reproductive rights

Satanists vs. Republicans: A Battle for Abortion Rights Rages in Missouri

This week, a Missouri appeals court heard oral arguments from the Satanic Temple, who claim the state's abortion restrictions are a violation of their religious freedom.
Callie Beusman
reproductive health

Arkansas vs Missouri: Who Will Pass the Most Wildly Inhumane Abortion Law?

Arkansas's law would effectively ban second-trimester abortions and require that family members be notified of a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy. Missouri's puts incredibly stringent restrictions on the last remaining clinic in the state.
Kimberly Lawson

GOP Rep Casually Beheads Chicken While Talking About Banning Abortion

It's still early, but Missouri representative Mike Moon may have taken the title for Least Sane Republican of the Year.
Gabby Bess
reproductive rights

Missouri Gov Finds Twisted New Way to Fight Against 'Abortion Sanctuary Cities'

Governor Eric Greitens wants to overturn a city ordinance​ that makes it illegal for employers and landlords to discriminate against women who have had an abortion or used contraception.
Kimberly Lawson

Republican Lawmakers Say Women Should Go to the Zoo for an Abortion

Missouri senators falsely suggested that the St. Louis Zoo is safer than abortion clinics—and made it clear that they think women's health is a joke.
Gabby Bess

Judge Throws Out Satanic Temple's Lawsuit Against Insane Abortion Restrictions

The suit claimed that Missouri's 72-hour abortion waiting period violated a Satanic Temple member's religious freedom. Nearly a year after it was filed, a judge dismissed it on the grounds that the plaintiff was no longer pregnant.
Kimberly Lawson

Devil's Advocates: The Satanic Temple's Fight to Protect Your Abortion Rights

Amidst rising violence and an onslaught of clinic closures, the Satanic Temple is fighting to protect women's right to safe and legal abortion. We followed Satanic activists from across the country to find why.
Broadly Staff
reproductive rights

Lawmakers Find a Multi-Million-Dollar Way to 'Legally' Defund Planned Parenthood

The Missouri legislature rejected $8 million in federal funds just to screw over the health provider, and women.
Gabby Bess
domestic violence

When You Live With a Man Who Wants to Kill You, Where Can You Possibly Go?

In Missouri, domestic violence shelters are so overcrowded that two out of every three women, adolescents, and children who seek emergency housing are turned away. These are the stories of women who survived beating, stalking, and death threats.
Raleigh Cavero
reproductive rights

Why Satanists Are Fighting America's Restrictive Abortion Laws

​The concept of "pro-abortion Satanists" sounds like the deranged fantasy of a particularly unimaginative conservative politician. They do exist, though, and they have a political agenda.
Callie Beusman