The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 24, 2008

Voices: Focus on real problem

On Monday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed this year’s abortion legislation (House Bill 1831). Missouri already has some of the nation’s strictest laws requiring informed consent and a waiting period for abortion.

This is simply another attempt to place more unnecessary burdens on women and their doctors. This measure does absolutely nothing to prevent unintended pregnancy. When elected officials get serious about prevention, we’ll see legislation that focuses on the real problem — unplanned pregnancy and the lack of basic health care for women.

Kellie Freeman Rohrbaugh

Director of Public Affairs

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri

Joplin and Springfield

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