Show-Me EPIC Cash For Abortion Fight

Like it or not, have to consider REALITY and not the outcomes that we'd prefer . . . Or else we'd be writing this blog from some island locale next to a lingerie model.

And so . . . 

Here's the campaign finance data that will likely determine the course of this historic election fight . . .

"The coalition of abortion rights groups, called Missourians for Constitutional Freedom, is backing a measure that would enshrine the right to an abortion in the state constitution but also give lawmakers leeway to regulate the procedure after fetal viability. It announced Friday that it has received some 2,200 individual contributions.

"The campaign has received large contributions from national groups, including $1 million from Sixteen Thirty Fund, a progressive nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., and $500,000 from The Fairness Project, another Washington-based nonprofit.

"Some of the funding also includes members of the coalition, including $100,000 from Abortion Action Missouri, $100,000 from the ACLU of Missouri and $75,000 from Planned Parenthood Great Plains.

"The abortion rights campaign’s fundraising effort comes as a group seeking to block the campaign, called Missouri Stands with Women, has reported fewer high-dollar donations. The anti-abortion group has reported receiving a little more than $40,000 in contributions over $5,000 since mid-January, including $5,001 from the Missouri Catholic Conference."

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Missouri abortion rights campaign raises $3 million as signature-gathering effort begins

Missouri Stands with Women, a group seeking to block the campaign, has reported fewer high-dollar donations.