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Greitens wastes taxpayer money and disrespects women
 
I am proud to stand with organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri as a man for choice. I will keep fighting for policies that will actually help Missourians get ahead – and I will keep fighting against Gov. Greitens’ and the GOP’s wasteful and cynical attempts to force their extreme agenda on others. 
Missouri’s already severe abortion restrictions could get even worse
 
The bill passed the Senate and the House, but will go back to the Senate after the House made several changes. Alison Dreith, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, said the resistance to the St. Louis ordinance, as well as lawmakers’ choice to push a bill criminalizing prenatal drug use, is proof that many Missouri lawmakers care more about "control, and shame, and harming women’s health....” 
Greitens should address other pro-life issues, like hunger
 
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri has called on Gov. Greitens to investigate the misallocation of TANF funds to crisis pregnancy centers, which intimidate women and give out medically inaccurate information. Greitens is also urged to address the hunger crisis in Missouri and to expand Medicaid. Missouri is one of the hungriest states in the nation, and more than 300,000 people remain uninsured because Missouri has not expanded Medicaid. These are the issues that Gov. Greitens should be focusing on, not restricting women’s reproductive rights. 
Women on Birth Control Could Be Barred From Working If Missouri Lawmakers Get Their Way
 
In a statement, the women's rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri described SB 5 as "a disgraceful blow to women and families." Singling out Greiten for particular criticism, the organization added:  "Gov. Eric Greitens and his GOP colleagues should be ashamed of their wasteful ‘emergency’ special session and their continued efforts to restrict a woman's access to basic health care. This bill will do nothing to expand access to healthcare or improve the lives of Missouri residents. Instead, it puts Gov. Greitens’s personal political ambitions and out-of-touch agenda ahead of the needs of hard-working Missourians." 
Pro-choice group experiences boost during special session about pro-life agenda

The Missouri Legislature’s special session underway that aims to strengthen abortion clinic regulations has been a tough fight for pro-choice advocates. NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri is against the proposed changes to the state’s abortion laws. Despite the organization’s strong opposition to such policies being considered, it has benefited through additional public support, according to executive director Alison Dreith.

"It’s been great for us. People have been outraged,” says Dreith.

She did not have specifics but she says the figures are a positive trend for many progressive organizations.

Since President Donald Trump was elected and millions of people worldwide participated in marches for women earlier this year, Dreith says more people have stepped forward and offered support.

"We’ve just had an outpouring of support from people donating their money, their time, being involved more than ever,” says Dreith. "Sometimes it’s sad that it took the position that we’re in today for people to finally get so engaged, but we’re glad they are here now.”

 
House passes altered version of Senate abortion bill

For Alison Dreith, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, some of those rules can be considered targeted regulation of abortion provider, or TRAP, laws. She believes all of the regulations tacked onto SB 5 Tuesday fall under that category.

"I’m disappointed in today, but not surprised at all,” she said. "We knew this was going to happen, but the biggest letdown is the one for Missouri taxpayers.”

 
Missouri House committee passes amended version of Senate abortion bill
 
A protester with the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri sat in on the committee meeting dressed in a chicken suit — a response to a video posted on Facebook last week by Ash Grove Republican Rep. Mike Moon. The video showed him decapitating a live chicken, which he said he did to "get to the heart of the matter” about the need for lawmakers to pass laws that reduce the number of abortions in Missouri. 

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