Duly elected Missouri lawmakers, acting in accordance to the will of their constituents, voted recently to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of SB749 which expands religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control. The Bill, developed out of a need to protect Missouri from Federal overreach, hopes to protect future Missourians from oppressive birth control measures found in Obamacare’s Socialist Reform.
SB749: Provides protection for religious beliefs as to the imposition of certain health care services such as abortion, contraception, or sterilization – Missouri Senate
But predictably, within minutes of the vote – a ruthless minority of special interest Progressives acted to subvert the will of Missouri and her people. Governor Nixon, Rep. Linda Black, Lawyer E.E. Keenan (representing the Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women), Rep. Stacey Newman, and Peter Brownlie, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, are all hoping that the Cole County Judge will rule block the law from going into effect.
The lawsuit, which challenges the new law, was filed in the Cole County Circuit Court. It alleges that because the law conflicts with the whims of federal dictates, it must be thrown out. Plaintiffs also contended the new law violates the Egalitarian tyranny imposed by the Missouri Human Rights Act, which claims to protect workers who get their feelings hurt by their employers.
“Birth control is a pocketbook issue for Missouri women and should be fully covered by insurance no matter where they work. Politicians, employers and insurers should not be making health care decisions for the women and families of Missouri.” – Fired Up
“I know that there are many people who may be disappointed in me today, but I’m doing what I feel in my heart is right, and that’s offering women the right to have contraception…” -Rep. Linda Black of Bonne Teerre.
“It’s a shame we’re still debating access to birth control in 2012.” – Governor Nixon
“We consider this move to be just another right-wing assault on workers limiting our members’ options and choices…Our message is loud and clear: When you attack workers’ access to health care, labor fights back.” – Edward Keenan, attorney for Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women
“Birth control is not just basic, preventive health care for women, it is a pocketbook issue…Without this new birth control coverage benefit, many women will now have to continue paying $15 to $50 a month on top of their premium. When you live paycheck to paycheck, that’s a lot of money.” – Peter Brownlie, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of KS and Mid-Missouri.
“Women depend on family planning and birth control access to plan their families, which determines their economic status…Women are listening, and they are watching what we do here today.” – Rep. Stacey Newman
Please write or call the following individuals, and let them know your disappointment with their failure to respect Missouri Sovereignty and the values of our community.
Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women: Website Phone: 816-358-4222, Address: 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, Mo 64133
NOTE: For the Cole County Judicial Circuit Court, please politely ask the Presiding Judge to uphold Missouri Sovereignty, and to not rule in favor of Federal Tyranny. And if they forget who they work for, it’s important to let our Judges know that they won’t get away with over-ruling the will of our people!
Cole County Judicial Circuit Court: Website
Presiding Judge Honorable Judge Patricia S. Joyce – Phone: 573-634-9178
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