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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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