Monday Monitor - Tuesday Edition: January 16, 2018
By Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri | Jan. 12, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Hearing on Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Last Wednesday, the House Committee on Health and Mental Health held a hearing on House Bill 1499, which would expand access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) for thousands of Missourians annually. The measure would allow MO HealthNet patients to access new, unused LARC that have been “abandoned” by the original patient for whom it was prescribed. Committee members received HB 1499 positively and made suggestions for improvement. We are optimistic that HB 1499 will advance to the next stage of the legislative process.
- Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: HB 1499 Fact Sheet
- Follow us on Twitter as we live-tweet hearings: @PPMO_Advocates
Update: Missourians Speak Out Against Greitens' New Proposed Abortion Rules
More than 650 Missourians took action and submitted comments in opposition to Gov. Greitens' proposed new abortion rules. Even before the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 during the governor's expensive special session, Missouri's abortion laws were some of the most restrictive in the nation. The proposed new rules to implement Senate Bill 5 have gone even further than the bill itself, adding reams of outrageous and medically unnecessary regulations on abortion providers in our state.
Stay tuned for next steps!
Join us for February Lobby Days!
Mark your calendars and join fellow advocates talking with lawmakers in Jefferson City about Missourians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights! Whether you’ve never been to the Capitol or you’ve walked the halls a hundred times, join us and make a difference!
|Wednesday, February 7||Thursday, February 27|
|RSVP for Columbia||RSVP for Columbia|
|RSVP for Kansas City||RSVP for Kansas City|
|RSVP for Springfield||RSVP for Springfield|
|RSVP for St. Louis||RSVP for St. Louis|
Stand With Planned Parenthood in Your Community
Women's March Events
St. Louis Women’s March: March with the Planned Parenthood delegation at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 1/20 or sign up to volunteer with us at the march!
Columbia Women’s Solidarity March and Rally: Join Planned Parenthood at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 1/20 or sign up to volunteer to collect petitions with us!
Joplin Safe Sex Kit Assembly Party
Join us at Planned Parenthood's Joplin Health Center to make safe sex kits to pass out at community events! We have everything needed but your helping hands. Come enjoy time with like-minded friends and let's replenish our stock of safe sex kits so we can help Joplin folks stay healthy.
Phone Bank & Data Entry Parties
Join the fight for access to health care on the state and federal levels! Join Planned Parenthood organizers and volunteers to make calls and enter data — you can participate in person or join remotely!
- Columbia Data Entry & Phone Banking: Tuesday 1/23 5:30-8:30 PM
- St. Louis Phone Banking: Friday 1/19 12:00-3:00 PM
- Springfield Phone Banking: Friday, 1/19 12:00-3:00 PM
Clean Missouri Democracy Reform Campaign
Planned Parenthood is supporting Clean Missouri, a non-partisan effort to reform our democracy by banning big lobbyist gifts, capping campaign contributions, and improving the way we draw district lines. Join us and help put power back in voters' hands!
- Springfield: Email Southwest Missouri Grassroots Organizer Stacy Sherrod
- St. Louis: Email Lead Grassroots Organizer Alaina Smith
Find Events Near You
Check Planned Parenthood’s national calendar to find events planned in your community!
- Planned Parenthood Event Calendar: Find an event near you