Another Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Heads to Governor Parson

The Missouri Legislature has passed its sixth bill of the session – one to defund Planned Parenthood.

The House has passed the bill, after the far-right leaning Freedom Caucus threatened to block passage of any other bills until the governor signs this one into law.

Manchester Democrat Deb Lavender says 30-thousand women go to a Missouri Planned Parenthood for their healthcare needs.

Since Missouri does not allow most abortions, Branson Republican Brian Seitz questions if Missouri’s Planned Parenthood clinics are sending state Medicaid funding to other states to carry out abortions.

The bill now goes to Governor Mike Parson for a decision.