Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): the 13th Century GOP in 21st Century America

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Pre 1973 2019 medical equipment.

Last Friday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Congratulations to the Missouri legislature for passing the most #ProLife legislation in the nation. Now more children will have a chance to live & women will have the support they need to bring their pregnancies to full term. #lifeisgood
5:29 PM – 17 May 2019

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [2018 file photo].

Some of the responses:

You come from a generation of women who fought for the rights stripped from us today.

A generation that pioneered economic independence for women.

A generation I admire. But you are not those women.

You are a reason I’m less free than I was yesterday.

#2020iscoming

The law covers medical expenses for the mother right? And if the infant is born with special needs their medical expenses are covered as well as special education? Because you care so much?

Uh, that would be a “no”. There could be an offer of a hot meal, though.

What are you going to do about the fact that missouri has one of the worst maternal death rates? Did you know in the bootheel there isn’t a maternity ward within 100 miles? How will you save women?

There’s a special place in Hell for women who enjoyed the protection of Roe for their entire childbearing years, and then try to deny it to other women after they hit menopause.

Women will die because of this law.

This is not ProLife legislation. It is pro-birth . Pro-life means you support all aspects of a life through education, health care, sensible gun laws and the mental health anguish of being raped. I hope you plan to support legislation to help ALL children!

I will no longer follow you. How can you approve of women’s rights being taken away???

She always has, opposed the equal rights amendment and her voting score for civil rights is very very low.

You’re not pro life. You’re #antichoice so you really think women will continue to vote for you?

Shame on you

Grateful I am no longer represented by a woman who doesn’t stand up for reproductive rights, but so sorry for my friends and family who remain in her district and that I won’t be there to vote her out of office. Once again disgusted by @RepHartzler.

Thanks for passing sharia law, Vicky. I’ll remember this. We all will.

U will ensure any rapist will pay child support & counseling for PTSD, right?

The mother will immediately be eligible 4 state aid as she is a household of @ least 2 @ 8 weeks if income level qualifies, right?

Finally, she can immediately claim 8 week old on her taxes, right?

Vicky please keep your shitty religion out of our politics.

What support? Missouri has kicked off over 60, 000 children from Medicaid since January 2018? You think it’s great to force rape or incest victims to birth their assaulters child. What if you knew in advance one of these babies were gay or trans, would you want them aborted?

2 things: 1) ur legislation will backfire when women start dying from backyard abortions & 2) where r the $’s coming from for FOOD STAMPS?

Oh but they’re cutting food stamps and CHIP.

We are embarrassed by this assault on the freedom of women to make their own choices in their moral life, whatever those decisions are. One more example of government inserting itself in the personal moral life of individuals in a heavy handed way. You are NOT our moral compass.

What part of the legislation supports women to bring their pregnancies to full term? MO has one of the highest maternal death rates in the country and the MO GOP has done nothing about it. Last year 50,000 MO children lost Medicaid coverage and the MO GOP did nothing.

I refuse to normalize your pride in taking women back to the dark ages. Shame on you

Says the woman who wasn’t at all bothered that children were being taken from their families and put in cages. You have a strange definition of pro-life, Congresswoman.

Vicky, who, exactly, is going to support women throughout their entire pregnancy?
What programs are in place in MO to assist the children impregnated by their incestuous fathers?
What programs are in place in MO to assist the female raped who is unfit to be a mother?

How do women have support? What in the law gave them support? How does this help them?

What an embarrassment you are.

Does this bill provide access to pregnant mothers without health insurance for prenatal care too?

I am ashamed to know you’re my parents’ rep and would have been mine had I chosen to stay (I left because of people like you). Your constituents do NOT want this, and you are openly & illegally defying settled precedent. SHAME ON YOU VICKY HARTZLER.

Until they’re born to starve or suffer from a curable disease because the little freeloaders are #Socialists.

There you go.

Previously:

HB 126 and HB 127: catering to their single issue base (December 3, 2018)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer… (May 15, 2019)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): New York is shorthand for what? (May 16, 2019)

Medieval (May 17, 2019)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): post session victory dance over any individal woman’s personal medical decisions (May 17, 2019)

SB 147: the legislative effort to increase organ donations

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“I think there’s a limit of what government should be involved in our lives.” – Sen. David Sater (r)

SB 147 was introduced by Senator David Sater (r). The bill summary:

[…]
MOTORCYCLE HEADGEAR (Sections 302.020 and 302.026)

…This act also provides that qualified operators who are 18 or older may operate a motorcycle or motortricycle without a helmet if he or she is covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a motorcycle or motortricycle accident. Proof of such coverage shall be provided on request of law enforcement by showing a copy of the qualified operator’s insurance card…
[…]

And:

[….]
Motorcyle helmet law

The House and Senate signed off on a package of transportation-related changes in state law, including one that would lift the requirement that all riders wear protective headwear.

Motorcycle riders under the age of 18 would still need to wear a helmet. Those over 18 could go without if they have health insurance.

During earlier debate, lawmakers agreed motorcyclists should wear helmets, but some said the choice should be a matter of personal freedom.

“I think there’s a limit of what government should be involved in our lives,” Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville said.
[….]

“…some said the choice should be a matter of personal freedom.” Like, maybe, personal medical decisions? Just asking.

He’s no where close to connecting the dots here, is he?

Previously:

HB 126 and HB 127: catering to their single issue base (December 3, 2018)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer… (May 15, 2019)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): New York is shorthand for what? (May 16, 2019)

Medieval (May 17, 2019)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): post session victory dance over any individal woman’s personal medical decisions (May 17, 2019)

Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): post session victory dance over any individal woman’s personal medical decisions

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Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].

From Senator Denny Hoskin’s (r) post session e-mail:

….Nothing can compare to my satisfaction with the passage of House Bill 126. The “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” is the strongest pro-life measure ever enacted in Missouri. This legislation, passed in the final hours of the 2019 legislative session, will outlaw the killing of an unborn child after eight weeks of fetal development. The bill also prohibits abortion at a number of stages of development, with the last threshold being the point when a baby can feel pain inside his or her mother’s womb. By enacting protections at various stages of the child’s development, the bill is intended to withstand judicial challenges and ensure the greatest defense of unborn children possible.

The bill contains a number of provisions to discourage abortions and provide expectant mothers every opportunity to reconsider their choices. Language that I proposed in separate legislation to require notification of all custodial parents or guardians when minors seek an abortion was incorporated into the bill, though this provision was weakened in the final compromise. There were also provisions that prevent selective abortions for reasons of disability or race and gender selection.

I consider House Bill 126 to be the most important accomplishment of the 2019 legislative session. I am proud of the General Assembly for taking a stand for life….

Interestingly, Senator Hoskins (r) did nothing to support Medicaid expansion in Missouri. Or, to abolish the death penalty.

The bill summary:

SS SCS HB 126 — ABORTION

This bill modifies provisions relating to abortion.

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS The bill modifies the definition of a pregnancy resource center for the purposes of the pregnancy resource center tax credit to include facilities that provide assistance to women and families with crisis pregnancies or unplanned pregnancies by offering services specified in the bill and services provided under the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Services Program in Section 188.325, RSMo. The tax credit is increased from 50% of the amount contributed to 70% beginning January 1, 2021, removes the cumulative amount of tax credits claimed by all taxpayers in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and removes the sunset provision (Section 135.630).

THE “RIGHT TO LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD ACT” Additionally, an abortion performed or induced upon a woman, unless in cases of medical emergencies, shall be a class B felony and shall subject the person performing or inducing the abortion to suspension or revocation of his or her professional license. This provision has a contingent effective date based on federal law and court rulings (Sections 188.017).

PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATORY ABORTIONS These sections assert that the general assembly finds that it is a legitimate purpose of government to remove vestiges of past bias or discrimination against pregnant women, their partners, and their family members, including unborn children. The bill prohibits any person from performing or inducing an abortion on a woman if the person knows that the woman is seeking the abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down Syndrome or the potential of Down Syndrome in an unborn child, or because of the sex or race of the unborn child. Currently, any attending physician must complete an abortion report for each abortion performed. This bill requires the physician to include a certification that the physician does not have any knowledge that the woman sought the abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down Syndrome or the potential of Down Syndrome in an unborn child, as well as a certification that the physician does not have any knowledge that the woman sought the abortion solely because of the sex or race of the unborn child. Any physician or other person who violates these provisions shall
be subject to civil liability and revocation of his or her professional license (Sections 188.038 and 188.052).

THE “MISSOURI STANDS FOR THE UNBORN ACT” This bill specifies that an abortion shall not be performed or induced upon a woman at eight weeks, 14 weeks, or 18 weeks gestational age or later, except in cases of medical emergency. A person who knowingly violates these provisions shall be guilty of a class B felony, as well as subject to suspension or revocation of his or her professional license. A pregnant woman upon whom an abortion is performed or induced in violation of these provisions shall not be prosecuted (Sections 188.026 188.056, 188.057, and 188.058).

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION IN CASES OF ABORTION UPON A MINOR Currently, an abortion on a minor shall not be knowingly performed until the attending physician has secured the written informed consent of the minor and one parent or guardian, unless a specified exception applies. This provision requires that the consenting parent or guardian first notify any other parent or guardian in writing, except under certain circumstances (Section 188.028). This provision has an emergency clause.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO PERSONS RECEIVING REFERRALS FOR OUT-OF-STATE ABORTIONS The bill requires in-state abortion facilities or family planning agencies to provide specified printed materials when providing a woman an out-of-state abortion referral. If the referral is not made in person, the facility or agency shall offer the printed materials to the woman and send them either electronically or through the U.S. mail at no cost to the woman (Section 188.033).

ABORTION PROVIDER INSURANCE This bill changes the medical malpractice insurance an abortion provider is required to have from $500,000 to $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the annual aggregate. Additionally, the bill requires a person performing or inducing an abortion to carry tail insurance of at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the annual aggregate for personal injury to or death of a child who survives an abortion induced by a drug or chemical that carries a Food and Drug Administration warning that the chemical may cause birth defects, disability, or other injury in a child who survives the abortion (Sections 188.043 and 188.044).

THE “LATE-TERM PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT” The bill establishes the “Late-Term Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” prohibiting any abortion, except in the case of a medical emergency, from being performed or induced on a woman carrying a late-term pain-capable unborn child, defined as an unborn child at 20 weeks gestational age or later. It adds more detailed requirements for information provided to the mother prior to the procedure. If a physician performs or induces an abortion upon a woman in her third trimester carrying a late-term pain-capable unborn child in cases of a medical emergency, the physician shall utilize the available method or technique that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive, or if such method is not available, the method or technique that offers less risk to the life and health of the mother. The physician shall document in writing the method or technique utilized and the reason it was selected. In such cases of medical emergency, there shall be another physician in attendance other than the physician performing or inducing the abortion who shall provide immediate care for a child born as a result of the abortion. Any physician who violates these provisions shall be guilty of a Class D felony and subject to suspension or revocation of his or her license (Section 188.375).

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The General Assembly declares its intention that the state and its political subdivisions shall be a “sanctuary of life” to protect pregnant women and their unborn children (Section 188.010). Makes all of the provisions of Chapter 188 severable if any section is found to be unenforceable or unconstitutional (Section 188.018). The bill modifies the written information provided to a woman regarding the pain capability of an unborn child (Section 188.027).

“Sanctuary of life” – without any understanding of the irony, of course.

Pre 1973 2019 medical instruments.

Previously:

HB 126 and HB 127: catering to their single issue base (December 3, 2018)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer… (May 15, 2019)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): New York is shorthand for what? (May 16, 2019)

Medieval (May 17, 2019)

Medieval

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Yesterday evening, appropriated from someone’s social media post:

Michael Bersin @MBersin
Breaking News: Alabama Accuses Missouri of Stealing Its Idea About Becoming a Medieval Theocracy.
7:36 PM – 16 May 2019

Missouri House at the close of the legislative session – May 13, 2016 [file photo].

The right wingnut republican controlled Missouri General Assembly just pushed Alabama out of the news:

House Communications @MOHOUSECOMM
The House has truly agreed to and finally passed HB 126 (To establish the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” that places new limits on abortion) with a vote of 110-44.
[….]
12:02 PM – 17 May 2019

And there’s an emergency clause:

House Communications @MOHOUSECOMM
The emergency clause for HB 126 (To establish the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” that places new limits on abortion) passes with a vote of 109-46.
[….]
12:10 PM – 17 May 2019

“….Section C. Because of the need to protect the health and safety of women and their children, both unborn and born, the repeal and reenactment of section 188.028 of this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and the repeal and reenactment of section 188.028 of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.”

It would be fitting for the republican caucus to throw wire hangers at the conclusion of the session.

Pre 1973 2019 medical instruments.

Previously:

HB 126 and HB 127: catering to their single issue base (December 3, 2018)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer… (May 15, 2019)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): New York is shorthand for what? (May 16, 2019)

HB 565: Your republican controlled Missouri General Assembly in action – May 16, 2019

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Yesterday, in yet another in the list of great legislative achievements from the Missouri General Assembly:

SS SCS HB 565 [pdf] — STATE DESIGNATIONS

This bill creates seven new state designations.
November 9th of every year shall be known as “Stars and Stripes Day” to commemorate Missouri’s role in the creation of the newspaper of the United States Armed Forces (Section 9.090).
May 26th shall be known as “Battle of St. Louis Memorial Day” to commemorate the only battle of the American Revolution fought in what would become the state of Missouri (Section 9.117).
July 7th of every year shall be known as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day” to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread in Chillicothe, in 1928 (Section 9.240).
The month of November shall be designated as “Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Awareness Month”(Section 9.290).
The pawpaw tree is designated as the state fruit tree (Section 10.105).
The hellbender salamander, also known as the snot otter, or lasagna lizard, is the official endangered species (Section 10.200).
The Missouri “Show Me” tartan is the official tartan of the state. The colors of blue, brown, and silver are derived from the eastern bluebird, the Missouri mule, and the bear on the state flag, and the crescent moon, representing vigilance and justice, valor, purity, steadfastness, hope, and strength (Section 10.190)

Democracy, the greatest invention since sliced white bread.

Wait, I thought republicans didn’t believe that there was such a thing as an endangered species.

They left out Mom and apple pie.

Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr. (D): leaving the House

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Various news sources are reporting that Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) will be resigning his seat in the Missouri House.

Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) [2018 file photo].

Via Twitter:

Jason Rosenbaum @jrosenbaum
An emotional scene in the Missouri House as @brucefranksjr announced he was stepping down:
[….]
7:03 PM – 16 May 2019

Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) [2019 file photo].

Gov. Mike Parson (r): New York is shorthand for what?

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Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

Yesterday, via Twitter:

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
As other states like New York and Virginia venture further away from the American ideal to protect and uphold the #RightToLife, I’m honored to lead a state with so many people who are committed to standing up for those without a voice.
11:14 AM – 15 May 2019

Some of the comments:

Pro-pre-birth means it’s ok to shoot em @ school after birth.

Women are the ones with no voice here.

*starts looking up job opportunities in New York*

Come to NY where women still have rights!!!!!

I’ve never be more proud to be a New Yorker.

Proud and ignorant. Quite a combination.

Get New York out ya nasty mouth

Missouri’s values are to care about fetuses more than the woman carrying them & I don’t agree w that. When people believe a 12 year old girl should give birth to her rapist’s baby, that’s not pro-life. That’s hatred of women and girls. Misogyny at its best. Welcome to Missouri!

New York and Virginia, where women have equal rights, you mean.

#GileadMissouri

they dont have a voice bc they arent people

Misogynist.

New York & Virginia passed laws so women facing death wouldn’t have to survive waiting period. Below explains late term abortion is legal. I can’t imagine pain of facing this horror. Those who advance off their pain aren’t folks I want to rule me.

If people want a state that actually values women, come see us in Vermont. No matter where you go, good luck getting the hell out of Missouri!

If this passes are you going to pass legislation for the fathers to be financially responsible? If a paternity test proves fatherhood it should be mandatory for the dad to take care of his kids. If women have to have them, men should support them.

PROTECTING WOMEN’S HEALTH So now if a woman is facing death because something went wrong with her pregnancy, she doesn’t have the right to choose to save her own life. Or if the baby has passed away, she has to carry it to term and birth it…

…even though it could cause a plethora of health problems. Newsflash: that’s not protecting women’s health or rights. That’s RISKING a woman’s health. Did you get your degree from one of those inserts that comes in a new picture frame?

#WomensRightsAreHumanRights #MyBodyMyChoicePeriod #AlabamaHatesWomen
#MissouriMiserySameDifference

Stay out of my uterus #prochoice #MyBodyMyChoicePeriod #AbortionRights

Governor, I used to be “pro-life.” And then I realized it wasn’t about protecting “those without a voice.” It’s about making women’s medical decisions for them and ignoring children’s needs as soon as they’re born. You and others like you are pro-birth, not pro-life. Sit down.

You should be ashamed of yourself for silencing women and choosing campaign dollars over public health. You know this, and you just don’t care. But women don’t forget. And we are coming for you.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

72 percent of American’s support roe. Perhaps you lack and understanding of American ideals.
#WomensRightsAreHumanRights

Yes, don’t worry. As your young women are abused and mistreated, we will welcome them to NY and provide them with the care you refused to give.

Get Virginia out of your mouth

Virginia is awesome. I think you are misrepresenting the majority view in your state. You might want to look into that. Actually I don’t care, go ahead and lose next election.

You are a misogynist monster.

Congrats on making a state which many women will choose to leave or never move to, and where any business in their right mind won’t want to locate. #Gilead

So what actions are in place to protect life when children get slaughtered in school shootings. You inaction and callous disregard for those lives speak volumes … Yeah I know guns matter more than life. But carry on ..

I’m committed to standing up for the rights of women and the constitution. You do not represent my values.

To bad you don’t respect women’s rights over their own bodies. You are a joke.

The #RightToLife is the #RightToChoose
Women and their bodies are not for this shit government to control

Proud to be from Virginia – our Commonwealth respects and promotes freedom to make decisions about one’s own body and the welfare of living children – children being ignored and disregarded by your party.

You should be horrified and ashamed that you are dragging America back to the Middle Ages and putting women’s lives and health at risk. Shame on you

What about my voice? What about the voices of all of the women you refuse to hear? What about my right to health care? What about my body autonomy? Oh right, none of that exists in your eyes.

Willing to support the children after they are born or are you a hypocrite?

Except for women – you are leading a war on women and we will not forget. Just like Greitens – you want to keep women tied up in the basement and without a choice for their body.

It’s not America’s ideal. It’s the ideal of people like you who think they have a right to tell women what they can do with their bodies. You have no right. And you know what else, Bub? Women are done taking your male domination bullshit. You will not control us.

Fuck you.

you’re taking our voice away. you are such a piece of shit

Go fuck yourself.

Don’t you dare call denying rights to women an “American ideal”, you shit

You are a liar and a hypocrite. You understand nothing of American ideals (say, liberty) and care or know even less about women’s health. You’re trying to kill women and subjugate them to your extremist theocratic world view. It’s despicable.

From Virginia with love… Fuck you clown

You know you Republicans need to make up your minds.. you can’t be against birth control AND abortion. What the hell do you idiots own a coat hanger factory?

Now that you mention it…

Pre 1973 2019 medical instruments.

Previously:

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer… (May 15, 2019)

Gov. Mike Parson (r): Alabama, hold my beer…

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Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

Today on Twitter:

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
It’s time to make Missouri the most Pro-Life state in the country! Thanks to leaders in the House and Senate, we are one vote away from passing one of the strongest #ProLife bills in the country – standing for life, protecting women’s health, and advocating for the unborn.
11:14 AM – 15 May 2019

Some of comments:

People will still have abortions, why not spend more money on education and contraception?

I’m assuming that you will put measures in place to punish men who do not pay 50% of child support or provide 50% of the care for these children? Otherwise you are just punishing women for sex, not truly helping children.

Clumps of cells get rights actual voting women only wish they had.

For the life of me, I can’t understand the blinders thinking of pro-“life”, but anti-common sense gun legislation. Anti social services. Anti adequate health care. Anti teacher support. I can’t fathom why THIS is your goal. As a lifelong resident, it sickens me.

Because they can.

This bill will not be popular. Just like undermining Clean Missouri and the Medical Marijuana amendments will not be popular.

The MO GOP is overreaching, and it will pay for it dearly in 2020.

hey mike, have you ever bled from your vagina?

You do know this covers mistresses too?

It would be great if MO Repubs cared as much for the born, rather than continuing to scale back social support programs.

Not to mention hospitals and other medical care facilities anywhere other then major cities.
But keep voting Republican…

Can we find something else to be strong in?

According to this link, Missouri is SO pro life they’ve executed *checks notes* 88 people since 1976. Or did you just mean pro SOME lives?

Sharia law comes to Missouri.

Missouri women will die if these laws are passed. The loss of their lives will be on your hands because you refuse to see women as anything more than child-bearing vessels.

Great, so you’re going to make it more difficult to buy firearms? Ban high capacity magazines? Limit ammunition purchases? Require a gun registry for all gun owners and liability insurance as well? That would be the most “pro-life” thing I can think of.

This does not protect women’s health. It turns us into incubators.

I’m astounded that you think this is a good thing. You arent standing up for anything – instead of SAFE, RESPONSIBLE abortions by MEDICAL DOCTORS, you lead people back to back alleys. Forcing a woman to be an incubator is NOT protecting women’s health. Corpses get more rights.

Resign for the well being of anyone capable of getting pregnant in this state

#WomensRightsAreHumanRights

People will die if you do this.

Mike, you’re only the governor because the other white guy tied up his mistress and blackmailed her with the photos. Take your GOP righteousness and GTFO.

Missouri has the death penalty, no?

Your bill is honestly disgraceful and I’m ashamed of any “progress” you think we’ve made as a state in this regard.

This is a step backward for Missouri. Progress doesn’t mean infringing on women’s rights and making the health of their bodies more restrictive. #YouMonster.

Pro-life, you say? So when are you doing something about gun control?

Translation: I really don’t care about women’s rights or any birthed children. I’m just an old white man who wants to control them.

I don’t think those words mean what you think they mean. #RoeVWade

You’re NOT “pro-life” unless you also want strict gun control, healthcare for all, ban the death penalty, environmental protections, climate action. What you’re doing is removing women’s rights over their own bodies, imposing your religious beliefs on others, & abridging freedom.

Wow, look at all the support for your forced birth law!

we don’t want this

Pro-life? So you’ll end the death penalty? You’ll concentrate resources to improve infant mortality outcomes? You’ll make sure healthcare is not a death or bankruptcy proposition? You’ll make sure kids in school are there to learn and are not an okay sacrifice for gun ownership?

Are you expanding Medicaid? Fantastic! Otherwise “pro-life” is “pro-control women” and that’s all.

DO IT and then get ready to be voted out, you misogynistic prick. Women are sick of having men tell us what we can do with our bodies, and if you think the 2018 midterms were scary for the gop, JUST WAIT.

Focus on housing. Focus on climate. Focus on jobs. Focus on education. Focus on mental health. Those are #prolife priorities.

I dont remember voting on this…

Are we putting this to a vote? Or is my government going to take away my rights without input from Missouri’s voters?

They know if abortion rights are ever put to a popular vote, they’ll lose, so why would they bother with democracy? Pretty clear today’s GOP has no interest in a democratic process.

As a Missouri voter, No. Just No. Leave my body alone. It’s not yours.

Missouri ranks 42nd in the US in maternal mortality rates. 49th in firearm deaths. 35th in infant mortality.

You’re doing it wrong.

Protecting women’s health huh? How’d you work that one out?

Missouri Taliban.

Have a vasectomy instead Mike

Are you gonna ban guns? They be against life

Great. When are we repealing the death penalty? Or do you mean working on reducing the homicide rate? Excellent. Otherwise, get your hands off women’s bodies.

You know nothing about women’s health.

Such wrongly directed intentions! Shame!

Understand the voters do not want this. You aren’t protecting women’s health, as pregnancy has far more risks than abortion. I’ll believe you’re pro-life when this state takes care of needy kids better than we do big corporations. Early term abortion should be easily accessible.

It is a woman’s body, not yours… not mine… her body her choice. Why do old white guys #OWG feel they need or by divine policy they need to try and control them? Your god gave us free will, let them utilize it.

The governor’s mistress will always have access to safe abortions

Governor, if you want to make Missouri a pro-life state, maybe you should start by eliminating the death penalty.

It is no coincidence that states that cost more in federal funds than what they contribute to the treasury are the ones who want to manage the vaginas and uteruses of their residents…

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to get involved in advocacy to stop it. #StopTheBans #ProChoice

If you do, I can assure you I will NOT vote for you or anyone else that tries this nonsense.

You’re just a #ForcedBirthExtremist. Fuck off

Got dang right Mike. We need to start executing the abortion doctors and the people that have abortions. Then Missouri will win the most pro life trophy

This being Missouri we can’t be certain it’s sarcasm.

The dead have more autonomy

Well that didn’t go well for @GovParsonMO

Stop returning us to The Dark Ages

Missouri: another state supporting forced pregnancy extremists.

Thanks for this. I will now spend my fortune supporting your opponents

If you’re trying to top Alabama, do you plan to rename your state Gilead?

Nah. If you were truly pro-life, you’d take action on gun control, support laws to fight climate change, and work on getting good health care to everyone instead of trying to take it away.

Sharia law highly enforced.

Wow, it’s a race to the bottom and Missouri wants a piece of it!

Previously:

Your republican controlled Missouri General Assembly at the end of the 2019 Regular Session (May 15, 2019)