Happy hour at Fresh & Co offers guidance in response to abortion legislation
Jun11

Happy hour at Fresh & Co offers guidance in response to abortion legislation

THE GROVE – Concerned St. Louisans packed into Fresh & Co. Studio on Thursday evening to learn the how-tos of volunteering in order to fight recent abortion legislation in Missouri. This “how to” happy hour and fundraiser at the studio, 4366 Manchester Avenue, featured several speakers and advocates from Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and It Starts Today-Missouri. Donations for the Gateway Women’s...

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Garden grows bumper crop of fresh food, sense of community
Jun09

Garden grows bumper crop of fresh food, sense of community

JEFF-VANDER-LOU – Walking to the nearest grocery store and back with fresh produce would cost Rosie Willis, a senior citizen, about an hour and a half. But in less than a minute, she can walk right across the street to her own Fresh Starts Community Garden, at 2901 Dayton Street. And it not only saves her a long walk, it saves her dollars. Willis says it would cost her about $2 to purchase four peppers, but one 25-cent pack of...

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Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says
Jun06

Missouri abortion law causing anxiety, confusion, Granite City clinic says

GRANITE CITY, ILL. – Missouri’s recent abortion legislation has already begun to affect the Hope Clinic in Granite City, the clinic’s deputy director, Alison Dreith, says. Situated just across the river from St. Louis, the Hope Clinic is an independent clinic that provides abortions to people at between 6 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, in addition to other reproductive health services such as contraception, ultrasounds and...

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Judge to hear case of Missouri’s last abortion clinic on Thursday
May29

Judge to hear case of Missouri’s last abortion clinic on Thursday

CENTRAL WEST END – A judge will hear arguments Thursday over whether state health regulators can pull the license of the last abortion clinic operating in Missouri.  A hearing on the case had been set for Wednesday afternoon, but Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said the hearing had been postponed until 10:30 a.m. Thursday. “Due to facts out of everybody’s control here, this case will be given a brief...

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Health, happiness and sisterhood
May04

Health, happiness and sisterhood

ST. LOUIS—Since 1996, GirlTrek has focused its energy on the health of black and brown girls and women, motivating them to create change in their health and community through fitness and friendship. Newfound friends Lisa Garrett, Lowry Finley-Jackson and Towina Jones are doing just that. They’re making strides around the St. Louis region under the national organization GirlTrek, walking for freedom of health and sisterhood. “I like to...

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Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery
Apr09

Local non-profit helps women with trauma recovery

On the Top 20 list of most vulnerable cities for sex trafficking, St. Louis comes in eighteenth. For anyone who hasn’t experienced sex trafficking, that number might seem foreign or incomprehensible. But for many women in St. Louis, it’s a dark reality. One that a local non-profit, Bravely, works to counteract. Women who have experienced both sexual exploitation and narcotic or alcohol abuse can apply to live in the Bravely house for...

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