Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR: Abortion rally organizers says pro-life laws punish “plenty of non-binary, trans-masculine, gender expansive” humanoids

KC Star: At KC abortion rally, speakers bring attention to the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on “black women and transgender and other birthing people”

CDT: Abortion rally photo gallery: Woman displays symbolic dead babies on coat hanger; freshly-minted social work grad touts her “f*cking master’s degree”; BBW in Antifa cosplay takes a breather in the shade; “The Handmaid’s Tale” submissive cosplay; more

Columbia Missourian: Abortion rally participants don submissive “The Handmaid’s Tale” cosplay, label their passionate femotions: “outraged,” “terrified”, “infuriated,” etc.

SNL: House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) headlines “Springfield Abortion Now” rally; other speakers swap tales of snuffing out inconvenient children

P-D: Abortion rally speakers warn action is long past due (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Abortion rally photo gallery: BBW yells at elderly black pro-life protester; woman with unshaved armpits holds sign overhead; Emily Stoinski holds “We dissent” sign as boyfriend Ryan Cooper dutifully totes Ruth Bader Ginsburg cutout whilst wearing yarn-vagina hat; other inspirational images

KSDK (St. Louis): Hundreds rally in St. Louis City for abortion rights; BBW weighs in on SCOTUS: “This decision is being made on the judges’ personal decisions [sic], and that’s not the intent of the court.”

Joplin Globe: Dozens of Joplin High School students skip class for “abortion rights” hangout session; Organizer says “all genders [sic]” participated in hooky fun (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: End of session awards: Behind-the-scenes players and elected officials, the deft and the dimwitted

Missourinet: End-of-session recap: what passed, what failed

JCNT: GOP lawmakers Sara Walsh, Jeanie Riddle, Travis Fitzwater reflect on time in Legislature (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

Columbia Missourian: UPDATED end-of-session photo gallery: Tearful goodbyes, farewell speeches, Dottie Bailey with a feather, Crystal Quade squatting, more

Missouri Independent: Battle lines remain fixed in Missouri Senate Republican factional fights as session ends

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (R-Hallsville) pleased with passage of eminent domain legislation

JCNT: State investment could speed up MSP development plan (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

SNL: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) claims Missouri still leads the nation in “puppy mills”

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: Kansas City metro sees nearly 1,800 new COVID cases in past week

JCNT editorial: Welcome incentives for state’s top industry – agriculture (get around News-Tribune paywall here)

P-D editorial: Gov. Parson should veto bill protecting quack medicine (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL letters: Women for Schmitt says Billy Long is too pro-China; Springfield septuagenarian lists grievances with Missouri Republicans over Medicaid, initiative petitions, pro-life laws, more

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