April 24, 2014

Governor Signs Alternatives to Abortion Bill

Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) has signed legislation promoting alternatives to abortion and keeping abortion providers out of the state’s public school classrooms.

House Bill 1055 makes the Alternatives to Abortion Program permanent and sets up the Alternatives to Abortion Public Awareness Program to provide services and counseling to pregnant women and assistance to women caring for their children or placing them up for adoption.

The legislation also bans abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from offering counseling in the schools. The ban ensures students learn information about sexual health and education from their teachers, parents, and physicians and not from organization that support or could profit from abortions.