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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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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Local theater artists stage reading of ‘The Clinic’ to raise money for women
Jun04

Local theater artists stage reading of ‘The Clinic’ to raise money for women

THE GROVE – Two local theater artists, Summer Baer and Delaney Piggins, staged a reading of “The Clinic” by Will Brumley on Sunday night to raise money for the Gateway Women’s Access Fund. Hosted at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue, the doors and bar opened at 6 p.m. for people who wanted to mingle and grab a drink before the show. At 7:30, everyone took their drinks into the back room, which has a stage as well as some...

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Judge to hear arguments on state attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood abortion services
Jun03

Judge to hear arguments on state attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood abortion services

DOWNTOWN – A St. Louis judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can pull the license of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in the Central West End.  The move would make Missouri the first state since 1974 to not have an operating abortion clinic. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer issued an order Friday to keep the clinic operating over the...

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Female DJs talk inspiration, community during Hip Hop Appreciation Week
May30

Female DJs talk inspiration, community during Hip Hop Appreciation Week

DOWNTOWN – As part of the Central Library’s Hip Hop Appreciation Week, Aja La’Starr Owens hosted her annual “I Am Hip Hop” event, celebrating women in hip hop, in the Carnegie Room of the Central branch, 1301 Olive Street. Each year the event focuses on a different group of women in hip hop. This year, she assembled a panel of female DJs and music producers who spoke about their relationship to the genre, as well as their...

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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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