Category Archive for: Health Care Reform

Join us for 2016 Lobby Days

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SF Sex Ed lobby Day

Our lobby days in Jefferson City are crucial to let our legislators know that we have a strong voice in their communities. In the last two legislative sessions, Missouri politicians proposed 57 bills intended to cut people off from the reproductive health care they need. The number of dangerous, insulting bills filed in the 2016 session is steadily climbing. It’s…

2014 Planned Parenthood Voter Guide

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Hobby Lobby Rally at US Supreme Court

This year, women’s health advocates witnessed an unprecedented wave of anti-women’s health bills. According to the Guttmacher Institute, Missouri was ranked #1 in the most anti-abortion bills in the United States, including the passage and recent VETO of HB 1307, which would triple the mandatory waiting period before women can access an abortion. Missouri has…

Thanks Again Governor Nixon!

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Planned Parenthood Applauds Governor Nixon’s Veto of Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credit Bill Jefferson City, MO –  Governor Nixon vetoed HB 1132, a bill that included tax credits for contributions to Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). Despite advertising themselves as legitimate sources of health care for women, PRCs refuse to provide or refer for the most…

What the ACA means to me

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Blog post via Jacqueline M. at Women Are Watching. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed, I was a senior in college. I didn’t quite understand every facet of the bill (and not nearly as much as I do now, having been writing about it for the last week). But I did know one thing:…