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Missouri

News & Updates

Legislator Compares Abortion to Buying a Car

See what Missouri state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger said while defending his anti-choice forced ultrasound bill.

Talk About Extreme!

What's the rationale for introducing 32 anti-choice bills that target one abortion provider? You'll have to ask a few lawmakers in Missouri.

Grade

Missouri's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

97 percent of Missouri counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
info@prochoicemissouri.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @NARALMissouri
Phone: 314.531.8616
Fax: 314.531.8615

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Jay Nixon (D) is mixed-choice.

Legislature

  • The Missouri House is anti-choice.
  • The Missouri Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Missouri bans a safe abortion procedure.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Missouri law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Missouri prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Missouri funds CPCs directly.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Missouri restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
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Other Anti-Choice Law

Missouri law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
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Public Facilities and Employees Restriction

Missouri prohibits the use of all public facilities and public employees for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Missouri allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Missouri restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Missouri law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Missouri subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Missouri law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Missouri provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Missouri restricts post-viability abortion.
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