Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) authored a plan to reject $8 million in federal tax dollars in order to circumvent federal Medicaid law and discriminate against Planned Parenthood patients. In HB 2011, the legislature created a completely unnecessary, state-run family planning program and are forcing Missouri taxpayers to pick up the $8 million tab.
Share your concern with Gov. Nixon and help him carry out his commitment to preserving essential reproductive and sexual health care, and ensuring that health care includes Planned Parenthood’s high-quality, specialized services.
We’ve had enough of Sen. Schaefer’s schemes to punish Missourians, invade privacy, and attack our rights.
When Kurt Schaefer ran for Senate, he described himself as a moderate who wouldn’t play politics. Now he’s attacking Missourians’ access to health care to score political points with extremists.
Sen. Schaefer has:
- Pushed legislation that would take vital health care services like birth control and annual exams away from thousands of Missourians.
- Cut access to safe, legal abortion care in Mid-Missouri.
- Tried to force Planned Parenthood to turn over private patient information, violating federal law.
During the 2016 legislative session, hundreds of Missourians met with and called legislators, thousands sent petitions and emails, and hundreds of thousands were engaged on social media. As a result, none of the nearly 30 bills restricting access to reproductive health passed.
Thank you for your hard work and support.
Read our full 2016 bill summary.