Monday Monitor: February 2, 2015

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Contact: M’Evie Mead, 314-531-7526 x348, mevie.mead@ppslr.org

First Round of Anti-Women’s Health Bills are Heard in the House

Last week, the House Committee on Children and Families held public hearings for the first of over a dozen anti-women’s health bills that have been filed this year. The hearing room was packed with teens, doctors, and women who testified against these restrictive bills. They made the case that adding politically motivated restrictions is not in the best interest of Missouri women. The teens were especially persuasive when urging the legislators to focus on proactive measures like addressing the lack of comprehensive sex education in our schools. Read our 2015 Bill Summary for more detail on each bill.

Teens Lobby for Comprehensive Sex Education

Rep. Newman with teen advocates

On Tuesday, Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) and advocates from across the state gathered in Jefferson City to call on their legislators to stop attacking women’s access to health care and to instead support comprehensive sex education by co-sponsoring HB 670, Smith (D-85).

42nd Anniversary of Roe Celebrated Across the State

January 22nd marked 42 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman’s constitutional right to privacy includes her right to abortion.

Springfield

Wednesday, February 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Please join supporters in Springfield for complimentary appetizers, desserts, and drinks. The suggested donation is $10 – $35 or to your comfort level.

RSVP to Sophie at 417.883.3800 ext. 809 or sophie.slater@ppslr.org for location

Kansas City

To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri hosted a very successful event at the Screenland at Crown Center. More than 80 supporters enjoyed an evening of movie snacks, and a screening of the film Obvious Child. Following the film, PPKM’s President & CEO, Laura McQuade along with Sheila Kostas, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, and Sarah Aanestad, Vice President of Education moderated a panel and answered questions from the audience.

St. Louis

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri joined other member organizations of the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council on January 22nd to mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Women’s health supporters gathered at the ACLU of Missouri in St. Louis to celebrate 42 years of access to safe, legal abortion and to organize for the new legislative session.

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