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Legislative Center

As part of protecting and advancing Missourians' reproductive freedom, we engage with the Missouri Legislature.

We mobilize supporters across the state to engage with their representatives online, at the Capitol, and in their communities about bills that impact reproductive freedom and Planned Parenthood patients' lives.

Eight Ways to Support Reproductive Freedom Today

  1. Tell President Biden and Vice President Harris to protect patients' access to care! Extremist politicians aren't stopping with attacks on abortion — they're trying to "defund" Planned Parenthood, too, which means blocking patients who rely on Medicaid from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing from their trusted providers at Planned Parenthood.
  2. Join a Planned Parenthood Action Council near you! If one doesn't exist yet in your neighborhood or on your campus, we'll help you get one started!
  3. Volunteer with Pro-Choice Missouri's Clinic Escort Program.
  4. Donate to Missouri's only abortion clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.
  5. Donate to abortion funds that support Missouri patients' access to care: Missouri Abortion Fund and Midwest Access Coalition.
  6. Break down stigma and build power by sharing your story.
  7. Follow and engage with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  8. Sign up for email to make sure you're getting the latest updates in the fight for reproductive freedom!

2021 Special Session

Out-of-touch lawmakers in Jefferson City held hostage an essential Medicaid funding bill (the Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or FRA) to launch an attack on Missourians' reproductive freedom, including:

  • Banning birth control coverage of emergency contraceptives and IUDs for patients who rely on MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program
  • Blocking patients with low incomes from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, annual exams and STI testing and treatment at Planned Parenthood health centers

They failed. Missourians came together to protect patients' access to health care: defeating attacks on birth control and stopping the so-called "defunding" of Planned Parenthood health centers.

2021 Missouri Legislative Session

Learn about bills that would impact Missourians' reproductive freedom, as well as bills that would impact Planned Parenthood patients more broadly in our 2021 Bill Summary and from our fact sheets, posted below.

For information about prior years, see our Past Session Archive.

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2021 Fact Sheets

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Healthy Families Priorities

Strong families means a stronger Missouri

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Trans Youth Health Care Ban

HB 33 (Pollock)
HB 1128 (Coleman)
SB 442 (Moon

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Dismantling Sex Education in Missouri

SB 55 (Rowden)

Every student deserves sex education.

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Modernizing Missouri's HIV Laws

SB 65 (Rehder)
HB 755 (Christofanelli)


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Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers (TRAP) Law

SB 101 (Koenig)
HB 431 (Kelly)

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Attacks on Direct Democracy

SB 149 & SJR 2 (Onder)
HB 333 (Simmons)
HJR 20 (Henderson)

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Anti-Abortion Propaganda

SB 168 (Burlison)
HB 155 (Richey)
HB 672 (Coleman)

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Ban on Abortion, Birth Control & IVF

SB 391 (Moon)

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Blocking Patients from Health Care by “Defunding” Planned Parenthood

SB 398​ & ​SJR 18​ (Eigel)
HB 10 (Smith)
HB 635​ (Schroer)
HB 852 (Walsh)

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Fighting Period Poverty & Diaper Need

HB 406 (Aldridge)
HB 793 (Coleman)

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Abortion Method Ban

SB 458 (Brattin)
HB 468 (Dinkins)

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Trans Youth Athlete Ban

SB 503 (Moon)
HB 1045 & HJR 53 (Basye)
HB 1077 & HJR 56 (Burger)
HB 1184 (Cook)

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Supporting Students: Sex Education & Period Supplies

HB 653 & HB 654 (Stevens)
HB 225 (Burnett)

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Report: Missouri's safety net cannot serve patients without Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a crucial component of the health care safety net — but some lawmakers are working to discriminate against Planned Parenthood patients and block them from getting preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Preventing Missourians from choosing Planned Parenthood leaves many without access to vital preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.

Missouri's health care safety net needs more resources — not fewer providers.