Monday, July 4, 2022 – Independence Day – Missouri political news headlines

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Chicago Public Media’s “This American Life”: Stories from the day SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade: On the scene at Illinois’ sparkling new abortion complex (Act 2) and thoughts from Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) (Act 3)

Chicago Public Media‘s “This American Life”: Transcript

Columbia Missourian: Pro-choice activists gather in Jefferson City, march to empty Capitol building; Signs include “Abort the Patriarchy,” “Ban Viagra Next,” other self-soothing mantras Liberals organize “We Are Not Free” march today, with 5,400 RSVPs; Event to feature Dem state Reps. Ashley Aune and Emily Weber, quixotic vanity candidates, Mayor Quinton Lucas, others

SNL: GOP Rep. Tricia Derges could face jail time after conviction

P-D editorial: Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R-Arnold) wrong about abortion tourism; Missouri legislation previewed how far post-Roe radicals may be ready to go (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Missouri State University associate sociology professors Kyler Sherman-Wilkins and Abby Templer Rodrigues: We are deeply dismayed by Missouri’s law for “persons with a uterus” and we attended two (2) rallies to show our outrage

KC Star “Service Journalism Team’s” Natalie Wallington: What is an abortion fund? How these groups can help you get rid of unwanted children in Missouri (link via

Missouri Independent’s Tessa Weinberg and Allison Kite: Doctors fear vague emergency exception to Missouri abortion ban puts women at risk

P-D letter: St. Louis County man skeptical of Danforth’s “independent” spoiler candidate (get around stltoday paywall here)

Joplin Globe letter: Joplin octogenarian says support for Eric Greitens boggles her mind (get around Joplin Globe paywall here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield man says Eric Greitens has “mental issues” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: St. Charles sexagenarian defiant in face of Missouri abortion laws, says United States is not “the old Soviet Union” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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