Monday Monitor: January 12, 2015

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Planned Parenthood Affiliates in Missouri Announce New Leaders

It’s an exciting time for those who care about access to reproductive health services and decision making for all. Both Planned Parenthood affiliates with health centers in Missouri have new leaders!  Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri announced in July that Laura McQuade would bring her experience from the Center for Reproductive Rights to Missouri and Kansas as their new CEO.  In November, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri announced that seasoned Vice President of Patient Services, Mary Kogut, would transition into CEO. We look forward to this new energy, commitment and leadership.

Bill Summary, Fact Sheets, & More on

Did you know that at, we have an online legislative center that includes bill summaries, fact sheets, and vote charts? Visit the legislative center to learn more, and while you’re there, sign our Medicaid expansion petition, share your story and be sure to tell your friends.

ICYMI: Rep. Files Bill That Would Require Women To Get a Man’s Permission Before Having an Abortion

Rep. Rick Brattin (R-55) filed HB 131, which would require a woman to get notarized permission from her male partner before she can have an abortion.  In its written form, the only exceptions are in cases in which the pregnancy is a medical emergency or the result of rape or incest. In an interview, Representative Brattin told Mother Jones that rape exception only applies to a “legitimate rape” that has been reported to authorities.

2015 Roe Events Around the State

This year will mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the anniversary is being celebrated all across Missouri.

Kansas City

Wednesday, January 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Standees – 3935 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208

Please join Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri for cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child. The event is free, but seating is limited, so RSVP at


Details will be announced soon!

St. Louis

Thursday, January 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ACLU-MO’s St. Louis Office – 454 Whittier Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

Please join the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council in a celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvre , desserts, and friends.

Tickets at door: $35/$10 students or limited income.  All proceeds pay for buses to take volunteers to Jefferson City for lobby day.  Questions and RSVPs to


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