Okay so in Missouri we have a heavily funded alternatives to abortion program, which in itself is okay because yeah, help out women who aren’t comfortable with abortion but can’t afford a child. They exist and deserve support.
But recently a bill was proposed that would require medical facilities to be completely honest and factual about women’s health, because this is a REALLY big issue. State funded clinics are currently pretty much under a gag order when it comes to discussing abortion services.
Republicans are fighting this as hard as they can because “ [they] looked at the bill as overstepping those bounds and discriminating against religious groups that want to express their free speech rights and freely assemble,” (Wallingford).
That’s right, folks. Requiring medical professionals to be completely honest about women’s health is infringing on religious rights and freedom of speech.
But like, somehow, people like Wallingford haven’t had much to say about other republicans literally shitting all over actual freedom of speech and assembly (18 states so far have had legislation proposed punishing peaceful protestors).
I just really hate the Missouri government guys.