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1/x We’ve heard from many Missourians who’ve been waiting to collect signatures to put the extreme 8-week abortion ban on the ballot.

We hear you, & we share your anger & frustration.

#MoLeg #HB126 #StopTheBans
2/x We are not moving forward with an effort to get 100,000 signatures across six of Missouri's eight Congressional districts because we know it is an impossibility.

@JayAshcroftMO knows it, too — which is exactly why he dragged his feet.

#MoLeg #StopTheBans #HB126
3/x Let’s be clear: just because we are no longer pursuing a referendum DOES NOT mean we are giving up on protecting Missourians’ access to abortion. Far from it.

Instead, we're shifting our collective energy to things we can control & achieve.

#MOLeg #StopTheBans #HB126
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The 20-year-old who brought a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammo to a Missouri Walmart has been charged with a felony. Not for being armed to the teeth in a public space, but for ”disregarding the risk of causing the evacuation of a building.” news-leader.com/story/news/cri…
The Missouri man said he was open carrying to see if @Walmart “honors the 2nd Amendment.” He allegedly filmed himself in case he was told to leave the store, and brought guns to “protect himself” after recent mass shootings. He claims he was surprised by the reaction of shoppers.
While no injuries were reported at the Walmart, a Battlefield Police Department officer rushing to the scene was involved in a crash that sent him to the hospital and left a 74-year-old woman with serious injuries.
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1/Good morning Twitter. Let's finish the week with today's version of "Lies #MOLeg Tells About Abortion in Missouri" by discussing minors and abortion care. #HB126 (house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill…) was sponsored by @NickBSchroer, supported by @MOGOPAssembly & signed by @GovParsonMO.
2/Let's not forget @Koenig4MO & @BobOnderMO who helped author and promote this bill. You can see a full list of sponsors on the bill's website. This law includes an 8wk ban but also something sneaky. An "emergency clause" regarding minors.
3/#HB126 states "An abortion on a minor shall not be knowingly performed until the attending physician has secured the written informed consent of the minor and one parent or guardian, unless a specified exception applies.
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1/ In today's broadcast of "Lies #MOLeg Tells About Abortion in Missouri" let's talk about if abortion is dangerous/unsafe in this state. Uninterested in a long tweet? Here's the punch line: Abortion is safe! For those of you who like numbers because #FactsMatter read on.
2/All information on this tweet is publicly available at health.mo.gov/data/vitalstat…. The most recent data is from 2017. From DHHS' website you can find this quote: "Complications were associated with 1.9% of Missouri abortions." There were 3,903 abortions in Missouri in 2017.
3/Now this includes "20 failed abortions" but what does that really mean? Well Missouri requires that any time a pill abortion fails that it is reported to state. But is this really a "complication" or just part of the known profile of taking a pill abortion? Let's ask #ACOG!
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Lots of responses and inquiries about my tweet on Monday so let's review what #MOLeg requires vs what is medically necessary. I will preface this by saying I am not a lawyer. I am simply an OBGYN trying to reconcile what science teaches me and what #MOLeg requires.
I refute these requirements with information from @theNASEM report on the Safety and Quality of abortion (nap.edu/catalog/24950/…). I’ll refer to this as NASEM for this tweet.
1. So let’s start with the “licensed abortion facility” requirement.
NASEM: “When states regulate specific office-based health care procedures, the requirements are usually triggered by the level of sedation that the facility offers. Abortion services are an exception.”
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The very good news out of this overall awful session is this: for the 3rd straight year, Missouri volunteers for @MomsDemand and other key stakeholders again defeated dangerous gun bills like #HB575 #moleg
I am so proud to volunteer with @MomsDemand and work with our many Missouri volunteers from all over the state. We not only beat back bad gun bills, but took some important first steps in passing a proactive gun reform bill this year. #moleg
And we also mobilized volunteers from all over the state to testify before the Governor’s School Safety Task Force at its meetings in St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City, Cape Girardeau, and Jefferson City. We shared safety recommendations supported by research. #moleg
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1/4 Hey #sexstrike Think you can just avoid pregnancy with an elective #hysterectomy? Think again. You don't get to get to make those decisions for yourself either. My 3rd high risk pregnancy in a row became an early emergency c-section… #moleg #hb126 #reprorights #stopthebans
2/4 I /my child had to almost die before Dr's would consider hysterectomy (post recovery). I was so scared of getting pregnant again, we had infrequent & wary sex until the operation was performed. Stop robbing women of freedom #moleg #sexstrike #hb126 #reprorights #stopthebans
3/4 Living in fear of unintended pregnancy robs you of personal #freedom. The only thing you CAN do to 100% prevent pregnancy? Not have sex. I didn’t want to die & couldn’t take #birthcontrol. #moleg #hb126 would rob my kids of their mom #sexstrike #reprorights #stopthebans
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Friends,

I have a serious update for you.

As many of you know, I filed two lawsuits to fight political corruption in Missouri. #moleg #mogov #missouri
I filed the first in June 2018. I sued a fake charity that our former Governor used to hide the names of political donors. I filed a second one in October 2018 after our current Governor refused to freely turn over communications between our government and dark money operatives.
I’ve been fighting these cases on my own, sometimes from the trunk of my car. In my laptop bag, I carry a long receipt from a printshop. It’s for $576.52, the cost to print evidence for just one hearing I’ve funded this past year.
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The Missouri House just voted to allow hidden, loaded handguns on all state public college campuses, including students, faculty, staff, visitors - despite overwhelming opposition and research that shows more people carrying more guns in more places does not make us safer. #moleg
Missourians should be outraged. The bill to allow guns on campus now moves to the #Missouri Senate, where @MomsDemand volunteers will have another chance to stop it. But we will need your help!

Tell your Missouri friends and family to join us. Text READY to 644-33. #moleg
And tell friends and family in Missouri to send an urgent message NOW to their lawmakers telling them to oppose any attempt to allow guns on college campuses: every.tw/2OYrh4V #MOLeg
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1) I just want to set the record straight here...Not everyone in this great state of Missouri is a triggered snowflake feminist like THAT👇🏻 Most women here are Republican, God fearing, Prolife and we LOVE our Guys and Guns! @WUSTL You need to seriously look at who you employ! 🙄
2) Keep watching her account in the weeks to come for our Heartbeat Bill will most likely pass and our Gov. will be ready to sign! Watch the meltdown! 😂😂 👊🏻#HB126 #MoLeg #ProtectTheUnborn
3) She deleted her tweet and protected her acct! Poor thing can’t handle the truth huh? 😂😂
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#Missouri #SCR7 being presented by Senator @JillSchupp in #moleg Senate Rules Committee #ERA #ERANOW Rowden Bernskoetter, Hegeman, Schatz present, from what I can tell.
Lots of hands go up to testify in favor. Fewer will testify opposed.
#SCR7 #moleg
Schatz inquires about the impact of the original #ERA deadline.
Jason Holsman, who has sponsored ERA in 2013 or 2014 is now present. #ERANOW #MOLEG #SCR7
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THREAD: Missouri House Committee debates legislation tonight that could put plaintiffs in danger of harassment, death threats and physical harm. #MOleg
HB 728 prohibits people from anonymously filing church-state lawsuits. We’ve seen the impact firsthand. Plaintiffs should not be forced to go public as they fight to protect religious freedom for all. #MOleg
When Joanne Bell challenged public school-sponsored prayers, her home was burned down, and she was assaulted in the school parking lot. bit.ly/2XXmyou #MOleg
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A thread by @dearinterwebs #moleg #SB279 #SB139 #SB345 #SB312 #TrustWomen👇
“I have been trying to think about how to explain what happened yesterday in the #Missouri Senate Health and Pensions committee. I have testified in Jefferson City three times....
Twice in the Senate and once in the House. Last year I testified in the Senate, and while I was called “distasteful” by the Representative from the House who was sponsoring the anti-choice bill for saying the word “fetus”, the general tone was respectful....
Kind of weird, but respectful. [This time] was a different story.

While the Senators did not really ask questions of people/parents like me who were testifying – they mostly looked bored while we testified about our most personal, private, and heartbreaking moments....
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While everyone is going nuts over the dining habits of female presidential candidates, let’s talk about the problems in Missouri and what #moleg is up to. This is going to be a longish thread. 1/12
Missouri is in dire need of Criminal Justice Reform. We are currently ranked 45th in the country. The primary drivers of this are high incarceration rates among adults and juveniles and ironically, higher crime rates. Here is what #MoDem is trying to do about it. 2/12
@DebLavender has introduced a bill to create Extreme Risk Order of Protection, which is essentially a version of Red Flag laws that have been working very well in the states that have implemented them. Rev. Dr. Alan Green also has proposed this. 3/12
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Thread: This week in #Missouri #MOleg
SB 4: senate.mo.gov/19info/BTS_Web…
SB 14: When determining child custody arrangements, an award of equal or approximately equal parenting time to each parent, giving the child equal or approximately equal access to both parents, is in the child’s best interest.
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Every federal and state lawmaker who enabled this monster to have easy access to guns is complicit. #moleg

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I am usually able to turn my sadness into anger, but this St. Louis crime is beyond comprehension. Mostly male lawmakers in America are turning a blind eye to these abject horrors enabled by guns. Jamie Scmidt could be anyone’s mother, sister, daughter.

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This was posted on the murderer’s Facebook page. An obsession with guns combined with an obscene hatred for women enabled by easy access to guns. It will end in my lifetime.
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1. I am currently under media assault, via an aggressive election ad campaign by @HawleyMO. With every click, up pops an ad or vid w/deep sinister voice warning me who NOT to vote for. (unroll) #mogop #mosen #mogov #moleg
2) In my 30 year voting experience, I have never changed my mind on a candidate in response to a political ad. No matter the candidate, I mute, switch or otherwise override the incoming propaganda. #mogov #mogop #mosen #moleg
3) Yet, @HawleyMO Hawley has been holding nearly every YouTube video I attempt to watch hostage. His odious toned propaganda is everywhere across media platforms in what appears to be a very $$$ ad campaign. #mogop #mosen #mogov #moleg
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Delighted to see the Missouri General Assembly pass both #SB819 and #SB800! We worked hard last year to develop many of these measures and to collaborate with #moleg to pass them. Together, they do a LOT for foster care & adoption in Missouri. Here's a (partial) rundown: /1
Every Missouri child should be in a safe, stable, loving home. Provisions in SB819 & SB800 protect kids from abuse/neglect; support foster parents caring for kids in crisis; make MO a great state for adoption; & recognize the God-given potential of MO's foster children. /2
These bills retain data from child abuse/neglect reports that investigators use to protect kids; improve information-sharing across state lines where appropriate; strengthen provisions to terminate parental rights in cases of sexual abuse. /3
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My letter in today’s @NewsTribune (thread)
Dear Editor:
I write regarding the editors' May 2 letter on the right to protest. This is the kind of poorly thought out opinion that comes of not having a diverse editorial board. /1
You literally just published an article last week pointing out that Missouri leads the nation in homicides committed upon black people and has done so for seven of the last 10 years. /2
Even so, you advocate for "[drawing] the line at protests that could endanger the public." What about the public that is endangered every single day and has been for centuries? /3
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Greitens Felony Invasion of Privacy Case

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See What the Media Isn’t Telling You👇👇👇
2) consensual 👇👇👇
3) constitutually unable to present Evidence

* He did say he would speak to committee after criminal case was over 👇👇👇
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For once in Missouri, we have a nearly united legislature, with both parties calling on Greitens to go.

Instead, Greitens is targeting the MO Attorney General and ignoring the will of representatives and citizens alike. He is a tyrant and he must be held accountable. #MOleg
What happens in Missouri often anticipates the political climate of the US. We are still the bellwether state, in the worst possible way.

Greitens is a microcosm of Trump and reflects a broader breakdown of institutions and accountability. The shamelessness should alarm you.
Here's a new essay from my book, "The View From Flyover Country", on Missouri as "a model of low-key autocracy". People who say "It can't happen here" fail to realize it happens in Missouri all the time.

Book available here: us.macmillan.com/books/97812501…
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