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"Doctor Shopping" Bill Stalls in the House

“Doctor Shopping” Bill Stalls in the House

A bill that would monitor patients who “doctor shop,” or visit different doctors to obtain several prescriptions, commonly opiod painkillers, has come to a pause in the Missouri House this week. This prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) would create a database where physicans and pharmacists could input and access information about patients, making them aware […]

Senate Debates Merits of Death Penalty

Senate Debates Merits of Death Penalty

After years of silence on the issue, the Missouri Senate recently spent several hours debating whether to repeal the death penalty in Missouri. The debate brought out strong emotions on both sides, while helping shed some light on this complex issue. Sponsored by Sen. Paul Wieland (R- Emperial), SB 816 would eliminate a death sentence […]

Missouri Senate Poised to Debate Abortion Clinic Bill

Missouri Senate Poised to Debate Abortion Clinic Bill

Senator Bob Onder’s (R-St. Charles) SB 644, a bill addressing the disposal of fetal remains from abortions and the granting of hospital privileges to abortionists, is poised for debate on the Senate floor.  The MCC testified in support of the bill, which would prohibit women seeking an abortion from donating fetal tissue for research, and […]

House Committee Passes Juvenile Sentencing Bill

House Committee Passes Juvenile Sentencing Bill

Agreeing that youth should be treated differently than adults, the House Select Judiciary Committee this week passed HB 1995 by a vote of 7-2.  Sponsored by Rep. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peter) the bill repeals the mandatory life without parole (LWOP) sentences for juveniles convicted of first degree murder that was in Missouri statute.  Those previously […]

Senate Committee Hears Bills for Juvenile Reform

Senate Committee Hears Bills for Juvenile Reform

This week the Senate heard two bills relating to how juvenile offenders are treated.  Sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) SB 618 would keep juveniles under 17 who are charged with a crime housed in a juvenile detention facility before their trial. The other bill, SB 684 would require the court to do an evaluation […]

Missouri Right to Life Hosts Lobby Day at Missouri Capitol

Missouri Right to Life Hosts Lobby Day at Missouri Capitol

This week, Missouri Right to Life held their first of two lobby days at the Missouri Capitol.  The second will be on April 5th.  Those attending were treated to speeches by Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager from Iowa, and Stacy Washington, a pro-life blogger and radio personality.  The crowd also heard from a […]

K.C. Payday Lenders Face Federal Charges

K.C. Payday Lenders Face Federal Charges

Two Kansas City Area payday lenders face federal charges of collecting unlawful debts and wire fraud for operating unscrupulous short-term lending businesses.  The lenders named in the indictments are Richard Moseley and Scott Tucker. According to the indictments, the men operated numerous payday-lending businesses that charged high interest rates and misled customers nationwide about how […]

Eat More Fish!

Eat More Fish!

You probably won’t have to search long to find a fish fry nearby on Friday’s during Lent. And what’s more delicious than fried Missouri catfish? Not much! But if you’re looking for a healthier option, try baking your catfish instead. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for you to try at home. 

Make this Lent Special: Participate in CRS Rice Bowl Campaign

Make this Lent Special: Participate in CRS Rice Bowl Campaign

Ash Wednesday is next week and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is once again inviting Catholics to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl project. This project incorporates the three major disciplines of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Put a rice bowl on your dinner table, say the prayers provided, and add your monetary contribution to your […]