Kansas City Politico Fights 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' To No Avail

We wanted to share this screed from a Kansas City politico . . . Unmentioned in the newspaper, the punchline is that her legislation didn't go anywhere like most things in Jeff City that come from KCMO.


This is not about abortion. Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, Missouri has an abortion ban, and Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics do not provide abortion. Republicans chose to cut off Missouri women — and men — with low incomes from basic sexual and reproductive health care.

The Missouri Supreme Court in recent years has twice struck down Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood through the state budget, because the state constitution does not allow legislating through appropriations. So this year, Republicans put the defunding into a regular policy bill. Even though I am in the minority, as a woman and a legislator, I refuse to sit back and do nothing. During this session, I introduced House Resolution 4693, which protects pregnant women from inaccurate, predatory so-called “medical advice” at antiabortion centers. These facilities, also called crisis pregnancy centers, often trick pregnant women into thinking they received health care when they really received biased information as “counseling.” These centers are on record providing false and misleading information about sex, pregnancy, birth control and abortion. In many cases, non-medical workers even pass themselves off as medical providers, wearing white coats and medical props and machinery they are not trained or qualified to operate.

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