May 17, 2019/Press Release

Missouri Democratic Party statement on the passage of HB 126

Banning a woman’s right to choose before she even knows she is pregnant, even in cases of rape and incest is far too extreme to the majority of Missourians and does nothing to actually reduce the number of abortions. In their quest to join the legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the extremist majority is putting $7 billion in healthcare dollars at risk for the most vulnerable Missourians, including children in parts of the state with higher infant mortality rates than in developing countries. This vote demonstrates in stark terms the importance of voting for candidates that will focus on policies that improve health outcomes rather than go backwards.