#VOTEPROCHOICE ON MISSOURI PASSAGE OF EIGHT-WEEK ABORTION BAN

#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi L. Sieck: "We are becoming a forced birth nation"

MISSOURI—Following Missouri's anti-choice Republican Governor Mike Parson's signing of the state's eight-week abortion ban, national pro-choice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE’s co-founder Heidi L. Sieck issued the following statement. #VOTEPROCHOICE mobilizes the 77% of American voters who are prochoice with essential information to vote prochoice up and down the ballot in every election.

“In another egregious step toward becoming a forced birth nation, Missouri’s anti-choice Republican Governor Mike Parson signed an eight-week abortion ban into law. People do not know if they’re pregnant at just eight weeks — and Missouri’s legislation is the latest in a growing number of bills designed to overturn Roe v Wade and ban abortion across the nation. The misogynistic, anti-choice minority is attempting to control our bodies — and take away our reproductive freedom.

"We must not forget that America is a prochoice nation. 77% of Americans support reproductive freedom and an even greater majority of people do not want to overturn Roe v. Wade. While the extreme, anti-choice conservative minority elected President Trump and took over the Supreme Court, our prochoice nation can still fight back if we vote prochoice up and down the ballot. Missouri has upcoming local elections this year for School Board, Mayor, City Council and special legislative races across the state. The passage of Missouri’s ‘eight-week ban’ is an emboldened signal to the vocal anti-choice minority that they can pass damaging laws that chip away at Roe. This passage must also serve as an alarm bell to our nation’s prochoice majority. It’s time to stand up, fight back, and vote prochoice in every election. Make no mistake: Missouri’s voters are prochoice and won’t stand for Gov. Parson’s attempt to deny us our freedom.”

2019 Elections in Missouri:

Special elections to fill vacant seats in the Missouri General Assembly - District 99, District 158

Kansas City Mayor and City Council

St. Louis Mayor and City Council

School Boards: Center School District, Grandview C-4 School District, Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Kansas City Public Schools, Liberty Public Schools, North Kansas City Schools, Park Hill School District, Platte County R-III School District, Raytown C-2 School District, St. Joseph School District, St. Louis Public Schools