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Video Shaming Bill Approved by House Committee
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Children and Families voted to approve HB 124, sponsored by Rep. Black (R-117) Desloge. If passed, this bill would require the Department of Health and Senior Services to create a video that includes the medically inaccurate and politically charged information that is already given to women seeking abortion services in the state. This bill would force this inaccurate information to be repeated 3 times; in person, in writing and in the forced viewing of a video.
- MovingSt. Louis Post-Dispatch LTE: Bills singling out women’s health facilities are politically motivated
- ThinkProgress: Missouri Wants To Make Women Watch Anti-Choice Propaganda Before Getting An Abortion
- Bustle: Missouri Abortion Video Bill Proposal Could Further Distress Already Traumatized Women
- Riverfront Times: Need an Abortion in Missouri? Republicans Want You to Watch a Documentary First
- Salon: Missouri’s awful new move to tighten abortion restrictions
- Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: Video Shaming of Women Who Seek Abortion Services Fact Sheet
Supporting Women’s Health Leads to Child Pornography?
While speaking at a conservative political conference, Missouri Gubernatorial hopeful and former speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Catherine Hanaway suggested that allowing access to safe and legal abortion services, and other forms of “sexual permissiveness” will lead to societal acceptance of child pornography. What?
- Riverfront Times: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Says Abortions, Unwed Mothers Lead to Child Pornography
- Progress Missouri: VIDEO: Catherine Hanaway’s Full ‘Sexual Permissiveness’ Speech
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: Catherine Hanaway channels her inner Todd Akin. How sad.
- Kansas City Star: Missouri’s Catherine Hanaway panders to conservatives, conflates permissiveness with perversion
On January 31st, advocates from around the state banded together to engage others in their communities to support the expansion of Missouri’s Medicaid program. If Missouri were to expand Medicaid as outlined in the Affordable Care Act, over 260,000 hardworking Missourian’s would be eligible for health insurance coverage, the state would save millions of dollars in hospital funding, and thousands of new jobs would be generated.
- Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: Sign our petition to tell your legislators to support Medicaid Expansion in Missouri
- Joplin Globe: Advocates go door-to-door Saturday on behalf of Missouri Medicaid expansion
- Southeast Missourian: Advocates make pitch in Cape neighborhoods for Medicaid expansion
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Canvassers in Columbia push for Medicaid expansion
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