Monday Monitor: March 17, 2014

In this edition of the Monday Monitor, read more about a House committee chair's attempt to silence women's voices by dismissing testimony during a public hearing of an anti-women's health bill, RSVP for our coalition Rally for Women's Lives, and more.

Contact: Ryann Summerford 573.424.8717      ryann.summerford@ppkm.org

Editor's note:  In this edition of the Monday Monitor, read more about a House committee chair's attempt to silence women's voices by dismissing testimony during a public hearing of an anti-women's health bill, RSVP for our coalition Rally for Women's Lives, and more.

Tim Lumpkins
Statewide Digital & Data Coordinator
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri

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LAST WEEK, THE HOUSE PASSED BILL TO TRIPLE THE MANDATORY DELAY

Tuesday, the House finalized the passage of HB 1307. This bill concludes that politicians think women need to be forced to wait an additional 3 days after making the personal medical decision to seek an abortion.

Fact Sheet on House Bill 1307:Triple Mandatory Delay

HOSTILE COMMITTEE CHAIR ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE WOMEN’S VOICES

During Wednesday’s hearing on HB 1845, Committee Chair Rep. Frederick (R-121) Rolla, told the committee to IGNORE the comments made by Ryann Summerford, Statewide Manager of Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri. Summerford highlighted the record number of anti-women’s health bills that have been filed this year and concluded that the attack on women is politically motivated. It seems that Rep. Frederick has a hard time hearing the truth. To ask our lawmakers to dismiss testimony in a PUBLIC hearing is deplorable and interferes with our democratic process.

 Fact Sheet on HB 1845: Redundant Teen Consent

LAST WEEK, THE TEEN ENDANGERMENT BILL AND HJR56 DEBATED IN THE HOUSE

Also on Tuesday, which happened to be Missouri Right to Life lobby day, the House passed two bills endangering the health and safety of teens. HB 1192 sponsored by Rep. Miller (R-124) Osage Beach, requires TWO parent notice in addition to the one parent consent requirement for teens seeking abortion in MO. If HJR 56, which could interfere with teens’ access to confidential birth control, were to pass in the Senate, the proposed constitutional amendment would bypass the Governor and go straight to the 2014 November ballot.

 

Fact Sheet on HB1192: Teen Endangerment – Two Parent Notice

Check out the Full List of Bills Here

 

Fired up? Join us for a coalition Rally for Women’s Lives on April 8th !

For more information about upcoming lobby days, contact:

  

Jillian.Adams@ppslr.org - St. Louis area - (314) 531-7526 ext 334

Erin.Heger@ppkm.org - KC area - (913) 312-5100 ext 257

Sophie.Slater@ppslr.org - Springfield/SWMO - (417) 883-3800 ext 809

Martha.Stevens@ppkm.org - Columbia/Mid-MO (573) 443-0427 ext 228

 

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