Shades of Blue

Monday, March 27, 2006

Kudos to Robin Wright Jones

On Wednesday, March 15, the Missouri State House turned its back on low-income women by voting 96-59 against a measure that would have funded family-planning services. These funds could have improved access to birth control and prevented unintended pregnancy, reducing the need for abortion. (HB 1010)
Instead of reaching common ground to prevent unintended pregnancy and reduce the need for abortion, a majority of lawmakers bowed to pressure from Missouri Right to Life and the Catholic Conference and voted to limit health care for low-income women, even risking an increase in the number of abortions each year in our state.
Our Rep Robin Wright Jones stood up for low-income women's access to contraception and family planning services by voting against the measure. Please use the following link to send her a letter to thank her for supporting publicly funded contraceptive services.

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