MISSOURI’S ABORTION BAN- WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case last Friday, it set into motion “trigger laws” in a number of states, including Missouri, which immediately made all abortions illegal. In Missouri, this abortion ban even includes situations where a woman (or child) becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
How Does the Missouri Abortion Ban Affect You?
So, is there anything that we in Missouri can do?
If you are in the St. Louis area, you are lucky, as Illinois has no bans or crazy restrictions, and women’s reproductive health services all over Illinois are gearing up to be able to handle patients from Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and numerous other states. But what about women in more remote areas of the state? Not everyone has the means to drive to Illinois and possibly have to spend the night as well. If you are able to help some of these women out, you can donate to the Missouri Abortion Fund. They help fund transportation and procedures for women that cannot afford it.
What Are The Next Steps To Take?
What else can you do?
Well, all of us, for many years, took the right to choose for granted. As the far right was creeping up and gearing up to take that freedom of choice away, we were all asleep. This was a methodical, calculated steal of a fundamental right that women have had for 50 years.
Exercise Your Power to Vote These Politicians Out
There are a lot of those far right people running the state of Missouri. Really bad people. Attorney General Eric Schmidt (the guy that sued schools over mask mandates that ended before he could even get to court on them), and Gov Mike Parson for example. When the Dobbs decision came out they were running their new law out like it was a shiny new toy.
And if you live in St Charles County, see if Nick Schroer is your state rep. Go ahead and Google him. This guy is the one that wrote and sponsored the law that now makes abortion illegal in Missouri! And if you’re thinking “I’m too old to be affected by this, my kids are in college”, keep reading about him and you will find he also helped sponsor a bill that allows guns on college campuses and in dorms in Missouri. Think about the dumb things you did in college. And the amount of alcohol involved. Enough said?
What More Can Missouri Residents Do?
So we need to vote all these guys OUT. Schmitt is running for US Senator. We definitely don’t want him there either. Before election day this year, do a little research on all the candidates. Find the ones that are Pro-Choice. Campaign for them. Knock on doors for them. Vote for them. Talk to all your friends about how awful these far righters are that are running our state. Missouri used to be an honorable state that worked in the best interests of all its citizens. Now it’s just being run by these guys that only care about the special interest groups that give them money. And they sure don’t care about women. Let’s take our bodies back by taking back our state!
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