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St. Louis aldermen consider adding pregnant women to list of protected classes
 
"It dismays me that the magisterium opposes including pregnant women as a class from employment and housing discrimination in the city of St. Louis,” said the Rev. Teresa Danieley, on behalf of NARAL Pro Choice Missouri. "As any woman who has ever applied for a job while pregnant knows — and I have been pregnant, successfully, three times — pregnancy discrimination is rampant in employment.” 
Senate bill could block proposed changes to St. Louis discrimination ordinance

Alison Dreith, director of NARAL Missouri, urged lawmakers to revisit that funding, given the state's budget crisis. 

Funding anti-abortion agencies, "instead of sending our kids to schools in buses," is egregious, Dreith said, referencing recent slashes of K-12 transportation in the state budget.

 
Missouri abortion opponents confident that lawmakers will take more action to help their cause

Alison Dreith, executive director of the reproductive rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, calls Hawley "probably the scariest person when it comes to a woman’s access to abortion.”

State may lead nation in abortion-related bills

By Dreith’s count, more anti-abortion bills have been filed this session in the Missouri General Assembly than in any other state. At the same time, she notes "an increase in violence and agitation with the protesters outside the Planned Parenthood clinic.”

Dreith’s group oversees the escort program, in which volunteers accompany patients from their vehicles to the clinic at 4251 Forest Park Ave.  "In 2016, two escorts were assaulted by protesters,’’ Dreith said.

 
Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

NARAL Missouri Executive Director Alison Dreith said her organization opposed the bill in its totality but focused on the provisions that would prohibit the use of fetal tissue in medical research. Her own grandmother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

"Fetal derived cells are being tested in the laboratory to potentially begin clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease,” Dreith testified. "If the Missouri General Assembly wanted to save lives, fetal tissue donation would be the perfect opportunity to not only save lives but help Missouri’s economy and institutions.”

NARAL also took time Monday to hand out yard signs to members of St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood with signs reading "This neighborhood trusts women” pointing towards Gov. Eric Greitens’ home in the community.

 
Pregnant and scared? Then stay out of Missouri, which hands welfare money to dubious anti-abortion centers
 
According to a 2012 report by the NARAL chapter of Missouri, almost none of the CPCs in the state employ doctors or nurses on staff. NARAL’s investigation was unable to find a single center in Missouri willing to refer a woman seeking an abortion to an abortion provider, and the vast majority (92 percent) of CPCs refused to tell women where they could obtain birth control. CPCs "discourage abortion, discourage birth control, and promote non-marital abstinence and explicitly Christian beliefs,” the NARAL report concludes.
 

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It's time to pass Reproductive Non-Discrimination Act and Family Medical Leave Act, in order to ensure that the women and families of Missouri have access to the services they need, want, and deserve.

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