Legislation extending the FRA for three years has received final approval from the Missouri House this (Wednesday) afternoon.
The vote was 140-13.
Governor Mike Parson warned that failing to extend the FRA would have cost Missouri 591-million dollars in fiscal year 2022.
House Bill 2 was also passed, by a 109-45 vote.
That bill makes it unlawful for any public funds to be expended to any abortion facility, or to any affiliate or associate of the facility. The bill also makes it clear that no federal act, law, order, rule, or regulation can infringe on the rights of the people of Missouri to encourage child birth over abortion in the use of taxpayer funds, and to restrict public funds from being used to perform or assist in an abortion.