State Governor Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood – Intercessors for America

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill defunding Planned Parenthood. This is yet another win for what has become “the strongest pro-life administration in Missouri history,” but the fight’s not over yet!

From The Epoch Times. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson ended all public funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in his state with a stroke of his pen on May 9.

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“Our administration has been the strongest pro-life administration in Missouri history,” he said after signing House Bill 2634 into law. “We’ve ended all elective abortions in this state, approved new support for mothers, expecting mothers, and children, and, with this bill, ensured that we are not sending taxpayer dollars to abortion providers for any purpose.”

The law, which passed the state’s GOP-led Legislature in April, represents state lawmakers’ latest move to end Medicaid reimbursements and other funding for abortion providers after courts struck down their prior attempts. …

The latest law takes the new approach of using a policy bill to enact the change in hopes of sidestepping another legal fight. …

Abortion Amendment

Nearly all abortions have been outlawed in Missouri since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 reversal of Roe v. Wade. The ruling triggered enforcement of a ban on the procedure in all cases except medical emergencies, but a proposed constitutional amendment would erase those restrictions.

If passed by voters in November, the amendment would establish a “right to reproductive freedom” in Missouri, prohibiting regulation of abortion up until fetal viability. …

To appear on Missouri’s general election ballot, petitioners needed to collect 171,000 signatures by May 5. Campaign organizers said they turned in more than 380,000. …

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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Office of Missouri Governor – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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