You've reached out to Governor Matt Blunt and the anti-choice extremists in Jefferson City. You have signed petitions, organized, tabled, and gone to Jefferson City to lobby legislators – you have done critically important work in protecting women's health.And thank you to the folks at Planned Parenthood who work tirelessly to protect and defend choice in Missouri!
Today, your work paid off. You helped to defeat the Abortion Restriction Act of 2008!
Every year for the past 5 years, the Missouri Legislature has passed restrictive bills or eliminated programs that could have reduced the need for abortion services through family planning and sex education. This year, you defeated their sixth attempt.
Not only did you fight and win against the Abortion Restriction bill of 2008, but you also laid to rest this year's effort by David Reardon to put a dangerous, anti-choice ballot initiative on the ballot in November!
On behalf of the thousands of Missouri women, men, and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood's services, thank you! Soon, we will update you on where your legislators stood on reproductive rights this session, but for now, rest assured that your work has paid off.
Thank you for continuing to stand up for choice!
Friday, May 16, 2008
A victory for choice in Missouri!
From Planned Parenthood Affiliates in Missouri…