Monday Monitor: April 20, 2015

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

Stand with Missouri Women Coalition Lobby Day

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Already this year, we’ve seen nearly two dozen anti-women’s health bills proposed by the Missouri General Assembly. On Wednesday, we will meet with legislators to share our stories and to let them know that Missourians care about reproductive health and will not stand for these attacks.

In addition to meeting our legislators and fellow advocates, you will have a chance to attend and  testify at a rare hearing for a pro-women’s health bill. Sen. Chapelle-Nadal’s Comprehensive Sex Ed bill (SB 418) is scheduled to have a hearing at 2pm, so you don’t want to miss this event!

Sponsoring organizations include:
ACLU of Missouri, Central Reform Congregation, Faith Aloud, Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, NARAL Pro Choice Missouri, National Council of Jewish Women, National Women’s Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis, Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, Progress Missouri, PROMO, Women’s Voices Raised For Social Justice

Hyde and Sneak Vote Coming Soon

In less than three months, members of the new Congress have made nearly 30 attempts to restrict women’s rights. They’ve used every sneaky tactic they can think of to push restrictions on women’s access to health care into important, bipartisan bills like this one that is supposed to protect survivors of human trafficking.

Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) are so out of touch that they’ve taken a bipartisan bill to expand protections for survivors of human trafficking, and inserted language to deny women access to safe, legal abortion. A bill meant to protect survivors of human trafficking is no place for anti-abortion politics.

State Budget and Cuts to Critical Services

The Missouri Senate has passed a budget for next year with across-the-board cuts to critical services, even though investing in these public programs can save lives and taxpayer money. In 2010, Missouri saved $5.68 for every $1 spent on family planning services. These cuts will impact critical, common-sense services and deprive Missourians of lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.

Legislators are scheduled to vote this week and they need to hear from you.

P.S. It is your support that drives us to fight for reproductive
rights and allows us to provide vital health services to those in our
community. Help be there for women, men, and teens in our community by making a
tax-deductible donation. DONATE

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