Missouri lawmakers send bill defunding Planned Parenthood to governor for signature

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A bill preventing Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from receiving Medicaid reimbursements was passed in the Missouri House this week, now needing only a signature from Governor Mike Parson to become law.

House Bill 2634 was passed by the Senate earlier this month in a 23-10 vote, though Democrats attempted to block the bill in an 11-hour filibuster. The House followed suit in a 106-48 vote. “This is not health care,” Rep. Mazzie Christensen said. “These facilities should not be in our state and I’m sick and tired of hearing about it.”

Planned Parenthood has tried to claim that the bill will deprive Missourians of much-needed health care, but their latest annual report revealed that the abortion giant has, yet again, seen legitimate health care services decrease, while abortions increase. Contraceptive services, prenatal care, cancer screenings, preventive care visits, adoption referrals, and client numbers have all plummeted over the years, including in the most recent annual report.

Furthermore, a recent undercover investigation from Project Veritas found that Planned Parenthood staffers were willing to aid in the abortion trafficking of a 13-year-old who would have had to cross state lines for an abortion. “This was all done here in Missouri,” Christensen said this week. “This should not be going on.”

In a press release, Missouri Right to Life applauded the vote.

“In their just released 2022-2023 annual report, Planned Parenthood reported total income of over 2 billion dollars. For the year the annual report covers, Planned Parenthood performed 392,715 abortions, or about 4 in 10 abortions, and abortions outnumbered prenatal care 62 to 1. In addition, Planned Parenthood boosted its abortion numbers by facilitating ‘transportation and travel support, financial assistance, and referrals,'” Executive Director Susan Klein said. “Pro-life Missourians are grateful to House Sponsor, Representative Cody Smith and Senate Handler, Senator Mary Elizabeth Coleman and the Missouri legislators who voted for protecting our firmly held beliefs in the sanctity of human life and prohibiting our tax-dollars from subsidizing the destruction of innocent unborn babies.”

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