Access to birth control is on the line!
The Missouri Legislature is considering two budget bills that would deny patients access to birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing by “defunding” care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
What does “defunding” really mean? Denying patients’ right to choose Planned Parenthood for their vital preventive care.
Can you call your state senator and tell them to stand up for access to birth control?
The federal Medicaid program allows Missourians with low incomes to access this care at the provider of their choice — but lawmakers are trying to block these patients from choosing certain providers, including Planned Parenthood. This would leave many patients with nowhere else to go for this vital preventive health care. And if that weren’t enough, it would risk Missouri’s entire Medicaid program by violating federal law.
Call your state senator now!