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2016 Missouri Candidates

Reproductive rights and health are on the line this election.

Thousands of Missourians rely on Planned Parenthood for essential reproductive health care; even more access birth control through their health insurance; and close to one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime.

The Republicans running for all Missouri statewide offices, including governor and attorney general, have promised to eliminate access to all three. That’s why Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri is working to ensure voters know that their reproductive rights are on the line and on the ballot this year.

Teresa Hensley (D)

  • Teresa Hensley is the most experienced and qualified attorney general candidate. She’s spent 24 years in the courtroom, including a decade as Cass County's top prosecutor.
  • Teresa Hensley made child protection one of her top priorities, winning more than 90 child sex abuse convictions.
  • The attorney general is the "people's attorney" and Teresa Hensley will fight for fairness and equality for all. She will protect the most vulnerable, including victims of senior abuse, domestic violence, and especially children.
  • Teresa Hensley would be Missouri’s first female attorney general and a champion for reproductive health.

Josh Hawley (R)

  • Josh Hawley has never argued a case before a jury or represented a crime victim.
  • Josh Hawley believes your employer should be able to deny you access to birth control.
  • He would defund Planned Parenthood, leaving thousands of men, women, and young people cut off from critical health care.
  • He would end safe and legal abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or when the health of the woman is at risk.
  • Hawley wants to redefine the attorney general’s office and encourage elected officials to follow their personal beliefs rather than the law.

The Republican agenda in Missouri is obsessed with attacking reproductive rights and health

Eric Greitens wants to be governor, but he is too extreme. 

Thousands of Missourians rely on Planned Parenthood for essential reproductive health care; even more access birth control through their health insurance; and close to a third of women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Greitens and the rest of the Republicans running for statewide offices have promised to eliminate access to all three.

2016 Missouri Statewide Candidates

Russ Carnahan (D)

Missouri Lt. Governor

Robin Smith (D)

Missouri Secretary of State

Judy Baker (D)

Missouri Treasurer

2016 Missouri State Senate Candidates

Sen. Scott Sifton (D)

Missouri State Senate - District 1

Rep. John Rizzo (D)

Missouri State Senate - District 11

Rep. Stephen Webber (D)

Missouri State Senate - District 19