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Have you had an abortion? Missouri Republicans want to know. Planned Parenthood official could be arrested for not turning over names

Have you had an abortion? Missouri Republicans want to know. Planned Parenthood official could be arrested for not turning over names | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Missouri GOP wants a list of women who've had abortions in the state and is using the threat of jail to get it
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One clear reason that the GOP, and especially its religious right wing, has to be removed from any office and authority. They have no respect for privacy or for women. In what possible way is a list of patients the proper concern of government. 
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Sylvia Zhao's curator insight, September 25, 2016 5:28 PM
This article describes the fact that anti-choice activists are trying to turn the CEO of Planned Parenthood in court. Women who had abortions are being turned out. Pro-life is the Republican opinion of abortion, even I agree with it partly, I do not like the way they are acting against it. People in America has the right to chose. Specially under some accident, women do not want to keep the kid. Rather than not treating the infant well after birth, abortion is a better choice. 
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Who's Behind The Whopping Six Figures Being Spent To Oust A Dem State Judge?

Who's Behind The Whopping Six Figures Being Spent To Oust A Dem State Judge? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A month ago, Missouri GOP prosecutor Brian Stumpe had less than $100 on hand in his campaign to unseat Cole County Circuit Court Judge Patricia Joyce, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Now, just a few weeks later, he has received $100,000 -- all of it funneled into his campaign by a national group, the Republican State Leadership Committee, which has spent a total of $200,000 so far in this race for a single state judgeship.

So just what the heck is going on? Democrats and liberals on t
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When I see this kind of unusual spending on an election campaign to oust a person who has not been the object of any meaningful public criticism and when that money has come from outside and unnamed sources, my reaction is to vote for the incumbent. I certainly hope that the folks in Cole Country, Missouri will make it clear that money is not the determining factor in elections and that spending too much is a questionable practice.

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In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest

In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Wesley Lowery, in Missouri covering the aftermath of a teen’s shooting, was detained by police Wednesday.
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This kind of abuse of police power should be a central concern to the people of America. It is becoming more and more apparent that there is a cancer in the Feguson PD. At what point is the governor of Missouri going to step in and demand a proper investigation? At what point is Gov. Jay Nixon going to take the situation in hand? At least he's talking about making a visit to the community, but will that include bringing state police in to oversee?

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Outside judge to take Ferguson cases

Outside judge to take Ferguson cases | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A state judge will oversee the court in Ferguson, Missouri, after a federal report found that the town's justice system routinely violated residents' constitutional rights.
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So it took Michael Brown's death to make the state of Missouri and the U.S. government aware that there was injustice in Ferguson. Somehow, I don't think this story is over. One resignation? What about that entire police force, that entire city government, and that entire local judicial system? There's a lot of fixing to do and a lot of people to hold accountable.

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Molotov Cocktails Thrown Through Window of Black Missouri Congressman’s Office

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Police reported this morning that two Molotov cocktails were thrown through the window of Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's Kansas City office at approximately 2:50 a.m. From the Kansas City Star: Responding officers found a broken window on the northwest side of the building. On the ground below the window were...
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We can only hope that the perpetrators will be found and prosecuted. I only hope that they have no ties to any political party or candidate. This is the kind of home-grown terrorism that needs to be extinguished right off.

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