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2019 Legislative Vote Record

Each year, Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri chooses important bills and rates legislators on how they vote.

For a list of all the bills we tracked during the 2019 legislative session, see our 2019 Bill Summary.

2019 House Vote Chart

HB 126 - Extreme Abortion Ban (Initial Version)

A yes vote on HB 126 is a vote against sexual and reproductive health

House Bill 126 is one of the most extreme and dangerous abortion bills in the country. It was amended multiple times before passage. The first version passed by the House:

  1. Bans abortion as early as six weeks — before most people know they are pregnant — with no exceptions for serious fetal diagnosis or for survivors of rape and incest;

  2. Contains a “trigger ban” that would ban abortion and criminalize doctors if the U.S. Supreme Court alters or overturns Roe v. Wade

  3. Subjects physicians to criminal penalties, including prison, for providing abortion care.

Most importantly, HB 126 does nothing to improve Missourians' health. This bill is about one thing: Putting Missouri at the front of a political race to overturn Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court. 


Planned Parenthood Advocates opposed HB 126. On February 27, the House of Representatives voted 117-39 to “third read and pass” HB 126 and send it to the Senate. The Senate amended the bill and returned it to the House, which gave it final approval. Gov. Parson signed the final version into law.

Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood sued to block the abortion bans, and a federal judge blocked many of them, including the eight-week ban, from taking effect.

HB 10, Amendment 7 - Protecting Planned Parenthood Patients from Discrimination

A yes vote on Amendment 7 to HB 10 is a vote for sexual and reproductive health.

HB 10 is the budget for the Department of Health and Senior Services, which runs Missouri’s state family planning program. The bill has a provision that discriminates against Planned Parenthood patients by aiming to block them from accessing preventive care — like birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment — at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Amendment 7 removes the discriminatory language from HB 10, protecting patients’ access to vital preventive care at Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood health centers are a crucial component of Missouri's health care safety net, and blocking patients from Planned Parenthood could leave many without access to vital preventive care like birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment.

Planned Parenthood Advocates supported Amendment 7 to HB 10, but it was defeated by a vote of 40-101, with two legislators voting “present.” House Bill 10 passed the Legislature with the discriminatory language, and Gov. Parson signed it into law. 

Both Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri sued to protect patients from discrimination and preserve their right to pick their own health care provider. Planned Parenthood won at the district court, but the state appealed. The case is pending at the Missouri Supreme Court.

HB 126 - Extreme Abortion Ban (Final Version)

A yes vote on HB 126 is a vote against sexual and reproductive health.

House Bill 126 is one of the most extreme and dangerous abortion bills in the country. It was amended multiple times before passage. The final version:

  1. Bans abortion at eight weeks — before many people know they are pregnant — with no exceptions for serious fetal diagnosis or for survivors of rape and incest;

  2. Includes a series of “cascading” bans at 14, 18 and 20 weeks that take effect if an earlier ban is blocked by a court.

  3. Contains a “trigger ban” that would ban abortion and criminalize doctors if the U.S. Supreme Court alters or overturns Roe v. Wade

  4. Subjects physicians to criminal penalties, including prison, for providing abortion care.

  5. Bans abortion for specific reasons, including the race, sex, or potential Down syndrome diagnosis of the fetus. This turns doctors into state investigators, eroding trust essential to the doctor-patient relationship; 

  6. Endangers pregnant teens by imposing an additional hurdle to accessing safe, legal abortion; 

  7. Forces abortion providers and family planning providers to give Missouri's medically inaccurate, government-scripted "informed consent" materials to any person "considering an abortion" in another state;

  8. Diverts more tax dollars to fake clinics.

Most importantly, HB 126 does nothing to improve Missourians' health. This bill is about one thing: Putting Missouri at the front of a political race to overturn Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Planned Parenthood Advocates opposed HB 126. On May 17, the House of Representatives “truly agreed and finally passed” HB 126 by a vote of 110-44, with one legislator voting “present.” Gov. Parson signed this final version into law, and Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood sued to block the abortion bans. A federal judge blocked many of them, including the eight-week ban, from taking effect.

HJR 48 - Gutting Protections for Fair Redistricting

Planned Parenthood Advocates supported a vote against HJR 48.

House Joint Resolution 48 is an attempt to gut the fair redistricting protections that Missourians voted for in a landslide in 2018. This measure:

  1. Prioritizes the “compactness” of a district above keeping communities together and ensuring partisan fairness;

  2. Removes the nonpartisan state demographer; and

  3. Allows political appointees to rig maps in their own interests — while hiding the data they use to do it. 

In a democracy, voters should pick their elected officials, not the other way around.

Planned Parenthood Advocates opposed HJR 48. On April 29, the House of Representatives “third read and passed” HJR 48 by a vote of 104-49, with three representatives voting “present.” The measure then died in the Senate.

2019 Senate Vote Chart

HB 126 - Extreme Abortion Ban (Final Version)

A yes vote on HB 126 is a vote against sexual and reproductive health.

House Bill 126 is one of the most extreme and dangerous abortion bills in the country. It was amended multiple times before passage. The final version:

  1. Bans abortion at eight weeks — before many people know they are pregnant — with no exceptions for serious fetal diagnosis or for survivors of rape and incest;

  2. Includes a series of “cascading” bans at 14, 18 and 20 weeks that take effect if an earlier ban is blocked by a court.

  3. Contains a “trigger ban” that would ban abortion and criminalize doctors if the U.S. Supreme Court alters or overturns Roe v. Wade

  4. Subjects physicians to criminal penalties, including prison, for providing abortion care.

  5. Bans abortion for specific reasons, including the race, sex, or potential Down syndrome diagnosis of the fetus. This turns doctors into state investigators and eroding trust essential to the doctor-patient relationship; 

  6. Endangers pregnant teens by imposing an additional hurdle to accessing safe, legal abortion; 

  7. Forces abortion providers and family planning providers to give Missouri's medically inaccurate, government-scripted "informed consent" materials to any person "considering an abortion" in another state;

  8. Diverts more tax dollars to fake clinics.

Most importantly, HB 126 does nothing to improve Missourians' health. This bill is about one thing: Putting Missouri at the front of a political race to overturn Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri opposed HB 126. On May 15, the Senate voted 24-10 to “third read and pass” HB 126 and send it back to the House for final approval. Gov. Parson signed this final version into law, and Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood sued to block the abortion bans. A federal judge blocked many of them, including the eight-week ban, from taking effect.

HB 10 - Discriminating Against Planned Parenthood Patients

A yes vote on HB 10 is a vote against sexual and reproductive health.

HB 10 is the budget bill for the Dept. of Health and Senior Services, which administers Missouri's state family planning program. The bill discriminates against Planned Parenthood patients. It aims to block them from accessing preventive care — like birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment — at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Planned Parenthood health centers are a crucial component of Missouri's health care safety net, and blocking patients from Planned Parenthood could leave many without access to vital preventive care like birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment.

Planned Parenthood Advocates opposed HB 10. By a vote of 24-8, the Senate voted to “truly agree and finally pass” HB 10. Governor Parson signed it into law in June.

Both Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri sued to protect patients from discrimination and preserve their right to pick their own health care provider. Planned Parenthood won at the district court, but the state appealed. The case is pending at the Missouri Supreme Court.

HB 11 - Discriminating Against Planned Parenthood Patients

A yes vote on HB 11 is a vote against sexual and reproductive health.

HB 11 is the budget bill for the Dept. Social Services, which administers Missouri's Medicaid program. The bill discriminates against Planned Parenthood patients. It aims to block them from accessing preventive care — like birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment — at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Planned Parenthood health centers are a crucial component of Missouri's health care safety net, and blocking patients from Planned Parenthood could leave many without access to vital preventive care like birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment.

Planned Parenthood Advocates opposed HB 11. On May 9, the Senate passed HB 11 by a vote of 23-9. Governor Parson signed it into law in June. 

Both Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri sued to protect patients from discrimination and preserve their right to pick their own health care provider. Planned Parenthood won at the district court, but the state appealed. The case is pending at the Missouri Supreme Court.