Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Jay Nixon (D) is mixed-choice.
- The Missouri House is anti-choice.
- The Missouri Senate is anti-choice.
Missouri bans a safe abortion procedure.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Missouri law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Missouri prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Missouri funds CPCs directly.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Missouri restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
Missouri law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Public Facilities and Employees Restriction
Missouri prohibits the use of all public facilities and public employees for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Missouri allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Missouri restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Missouri law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Missouri subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Missouri law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Missouri provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Missouri restricts post-viability abortion.