From Elad Gross <[email protected]>
Subject Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Missouri
Date April 11, 2024 5:10 PM
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In 2019, Missouri's state government passed an extreme ban on abortion. This ban - called a "trigger law" - violated United States Supreme Court precedent at the time. It could only go into effect in the event that Roe v. Wade was overturned. So it sat on the books dormant, waiting to be activated.
Then came 2022. Missouri became the first state after the Dobbs to institute an extreme abortion ban.
Missouri's ban has a narrow exception to protect the life of the mother, an unclear exception that has already jeopardized women in our state [[link removed]] . How long are doctors supposed to wait before they provide care?
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The ban also has no exceptions for incest or rape. A 13-year-old rape victim without access to emergency contraception has to carry her pregnancy to term in Missouri.
And Missouri's law is written so poorly that a crappy Attorney General or prosecutor could try to punish women who take the abortion pill early on during their pregnancy.
Our ban is so extreme that even President Donald Trump disagrees with it, and did so publicly right after it went into effect in 2022. He did so again commenting on Arizona's new ban just a few days ago [[link removed]] .
In Missouri and Arizona, voters have an opportunity to get reproductive freedom on the ballot. Our deadline to collect signatures in Missouri is approaching very quickly, and there's a lot more work to do.
Missouri's ballot initiative isn't just about abortion care. It ensures access to IVF treatments. It stops the government from banning birth control. It would prevent a proposal from one state senator in Missouri to empower law enforcement officers to interrogate visitors to Missouri if they are suspected of conceiving in our state. It limits the power of Big Government to interfere in the lives of Missourians.
The bottom line is that this shouldn't be the government's business.
Passing a ballot initiative is the first big step, but it won't be the last one. Once reproductive freedom is placed into Missouri's constitution, our Attorney General will be the one charged with defending those rights.
Andrew Bailey cannot be trusted to do his job. He already abused his office to illegally delay this process for months in an effort to strip Missourians of our constitutional right to put issues on the ballot. What do you think he'll do if he's elected to a full term?
We have to fire Andrew Bailey.
Fire Andrew Bailey [[link removed]]
HUGE Volunteer Text Bank
Our volunteer text bank launch was a BIG success thanks to folks like you. We recruited over 200 new volunteers and contacted many more people throughout the state. Our campaign has now surpassed 1000 volunteers recruited, and we're not done yet.
We are so focused on volunteer engagement because that is what's going to win this election. If we can get Missourians talking about the issues in this race - suing scammers, preventing violent crime, crushing corruption, starting our first Civil Rights Division, protecting our state's natural resources, ending puppy mills! - we can get this done.
Help us at our next text bank. It doesn't take long, and it makes a real difference.
Volunteer at Our Text Bank [[link removed]]
Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 11 at 5 PM - Elad at the American Legion Hall in Freeburg
Saturday, April 13 at 2 PM - Elad at the Rural Caucus Zoom Meeting [[link removed]]
Saturdays and Sundays at 2-4 PM - Virtual Volunteer Phone Bank [[link removed]]
Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Volunteer Text Bank [[link removed]]
Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 PM - Elad in Kirksville [[link removed]]
Sunday, April 21 at 11 AM - 1 PM - Elad in Lee's Summit [[link removed]]
Here are opportunities to collect signatures for the reproductive freedom initiative [[link removed]] before the May 5 deadline
Host an Event
I've been on the road quite a bit the last few days: Kansas City, Warrensburg, back to St. Louis, Springfield twice, Jefferson City, and I'm getting ready to head out to Freeburg soon.
Please consider hosting an event in your neck of the woods. We help you organize them, they're a lot of fun, and I'll even bring a pie or a dog or both.
We can't get this done without you. Can you host our campaign?
Host an Event [[link removed]]
We'll have some fun news coming up soon. See you out there!
Sincerely yours,
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