The Missouri GOP super majority is just as opposed to abortion as any other red state and the call to (basically) ban the controversial practice outright is moving forward.
Here's the last legislative gambit . . .
House Bill 1854 states that the public funds cannot be used on any abortion facility, an affiliate, or an associate of such an abortion facility.
In 2020, there were 167 abortions performed in the state, 46 of those were at Planned Parenthood, the rest at hospitals across the state, like BJC. Previously, in 2019, there were 1,368 abortions, compared to 2010 when there were more than 6,000.
Planned Parenthood in St. Louis is Missouri’s only abortion clinic, leaving women driving hours for services.
“Missouri has gotten so conservative on abortion, that people are seeking out states like Kansas and Oklahoma to get an abortion,” Rep Wes Rogers, D-Kansas City, said.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. - The debate over defunding the state's only abortion provider continues at the Missouri Capitol. The goal of some Republican lawmakers and the Speaker of the House is to stop public funds from going towards any abortion provider. In Missouri, there's only one left, Planned Parenthood.