Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Missouri enacts more protections for babies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/24/19, 12:36 pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed into law legislation that protects unborn babies beyond the eighth week of pregnancy. Abortion providers who abort babies after eight weeks could face five to 15 years in prison under the law, which goes into effect Aug. 28. The law includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest. There is no punishment for women who seek an abortion. When asked about the lack of exceptions for rape or incest, Parson, a Republican, said that “all life has value.”

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Far-off places

Children's Books | Tween and teen fiction
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/23/19, 03:06 pm

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

Jennifer Trafton

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Tornado rips through Missouri capital

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/23/19, 10:16 am

A tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Mo., Wednesday night, causing heavy damage, while severe weather and tornadoes across the state overnight caused at least three deaths and left many trapped in their homes. The National Weather Service reported a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” over the capital city just before midnight Wednesday. Missouri Public Safety confirmed in a tweet that three people were killed in the Golden City area of Barton County and several were injured in the Carl Junction area of Jasper County.

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