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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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This February, after serving 33 months of her 30 year prison sentence, Evelyn, a Salvadoran women who was unjustly imprisoned for suffering an obstetric emergency, was freed.

But today, she's on trial again as prosecutors try to put her back behind bars.…
UPDATE: Evelyn's hearing was postponed to tomorrow. We will be monitoring the events in her trial closely and will be posting as we find out more information about her case. #JusticiaParaEvelyn
UPDATE: Prosecutors have denied that Evelyn is a rape survivor, accused her of causing her stillbirth AND asked the court to sentence her to 40 years in prison for a crime she did not commit.

This is what it looks like when you ban abortion. #StopTheBans #JusticiaParaEvelyn
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"With close to 100 million Americans living at or near the #poverty level, most of them women, are any of the Democratic candidates addressing the crisis?"

My latest investigation for @damemagazine. I hope you will read and share this important story.…
In my month-long investigation for @damemagazine, I spoke with women from every age and racial/ethnic group--poverty is female.

"One in 17 women lived in extreme poverty last year, living on $1.90 a day--in the U.S., not a developing country."…
"While the media usually presents single mothers as the face of poverty, over half of all poor adult women—54 percent—are single and childless."

One of the surprising statistics I uncovered during this investigation on women and poverty.…
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We on the West Coast have a message to all other states: join us in protecting every American’s right to reproductive freedom. I’m proud to stand with @CAgovernor, @OregonGovBrown and millions of Americans in protecting every woman’s right to safe & legal abortion. #StopTheBans Graphic stating: "Even...
Reproductive choice — the right to determine whether and when to have children — is fundamental to a woman’s autonomy and ensuring that all women, including LGBTQI individuals, have an equal role in our society and our economy. #StopTheBans
The violation of that choice — the government forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy against her wishes and against her judgment of her own well-being and self-interest — is a fundamental violation of individual liberty and freedom. #StopTheBans…
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ALERT: Missouri may become the first state without any abortion clinics since Roe v. Wade.

The MO health dept is refusing to renew the license of the only remaining abortion clinic– forcing them to close THIS FRIDAY unless a court steps in.
MO has been trying to gut Roe v. Wade for years and wants to lead the nation in harming women, pregnant people, and other marginalized populations.

Here’s some quick examples of how:
In Missouri...

➡️Black women in MO already die at shocking rates during and after pregnancy

➡️LGBTQ people can be fired from their jobs or denied housing

➡️Young people must get the consent of two parents or a judge to end their own pregnancy
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Today I joined reproductive health supporters as part of the national #StopTheBans day of action to speak out against the extreme abortion bans across the country, most recently in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. Addressing reproductive hea...
These bills are an assault on the rights for womxn and transgender individuals all across the country. These bans cause a disproportionate level of harm to black and indigenous individuals and people of color, the LGBTQ community and low-income individuals. #StopTheBans
The right of choice is fundamental to the autonomy of every person in this country. WA state has defended and protected that right, and will stand in strong solidarity to help defend and protect that right for all people in all states. #StopTheBans…
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We’re live now at Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza to rally for abortion rights and #StopTheBans! Join us now to defend the hard-won victories for reproductive freedom and fight back against attempts to roll them back!
Impressive turnout and great energy at today's rally to #StopTheBans in Portland! #Portland #pdx
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.@SenGillibrand attends #StopTheBans rally: "I will not and appoint a justice or a judge who doesn't believe that Roe v. Wade is settled precedent. I will work to overturn the Hyde Amendment."
.@SenGillibrand attends #StopTheBans rally in DC: "[President Trump] apparently wants to have a #waronwomen in America and if this is a war that he wants to have, he will have it and he will lose it."
Mayor Pete Buttigieg attends #StopTheBans rally in DC: "I do not believe that women and their doctors should be overruled by the heavy hand of government."
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Here is @maziehirono at the #StopTheBans rally, saying she just told a bunch of 8th grade girls that their abortion rights are under attack.
@maziehirono The #StopTheBans crowd goes wild when @RepSpeier says she's had an abortion
@maziehirono @RepSpeier Rep. @DonnaShalala says pro-life policies are "racist and sexist." #StopTheBans
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Speaking on the Senate floor to make clear that even in the face of relentless attacks on women’s health and rights, we aren’t going to back down. #StopTheBans…
The extreme politicians behind the cruel abortion bans aren’t stopping in Alabama or Missouri—they will take these bans all the way to SCOTUS. But we know that women’s ability to plan their families & stay economically secure is on the line and we are going to keep fighting back.
The vast majority of women and men nationwide agree that abortion should be safe & legal.

They’re watching—they are speaking up—and they are absolutely going to remember who stood up to protect women’s health and rights and who pushed to take those rights away. #StopTheBans
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The most aggressive abortion ban bills are spreading throughout our country. These #abortionbans hurt women, ignore the First Amendment, and willfully erase the line between church-state separation. #stopthebans #NWHW
In the wake of these extreme #abortionbans, we’re joining @ACLU @PPFA @NARAL & others to fight back. Today is the day to show up & speak out against these draconian policies. Abortion is a church-state separation issue. Take action to #Stopthebans #NWHW
@ACLU @PPFA @NARAL Just this year alone, nearly 30 bans on abortion have been introduced, passed, or signed into law in statehouses around the country. Abortion is a church-state separation issue.Take action today! #stopthebans #NWHW
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Cohen told Congress that Sekulow encouraged him to give false info to Congress re #Ivanka

judge denied Trump’s bid to quash DEMs’ subpoena for years of his financial recs from his acct’g firm, & declined Trump’s request to stay his order pending their appeal.

Cohen testified publicly in January before the HOC that Sekulow was among Trump's personal lawyers who reviewed & edited his statement to Congress

Mehta's decision is a sweeping repudiation of Trump's claim to be largely immune from congressional investigation.

The Judge’s argument emphasizes lawmakers have the authority to investigate any of Trump's conduct --even from before he takes office.

After review of 6k accts, Danske Bank admits Estonian branch was the gateway for the largest 💰💦 case in history. $230B
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We are going to have a frank talk about women’s rights, boycotts and big tents. The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of Democrats support Roe v Wade and the autonomy and liberty of patents to choose the size and timing of their families. We must #StopTheBans. 1/
People are mobilizing on Tuesday May 21 to rally support for women’s rights and patients’ reproductive justice. (yes, trans and non-binary people can get pregnant too - be inclusive!) We must show support for patients and doctors criminalized under these extreme laws. Sign up! 2/
Sadly, one of our rallies must be in #Louisiana where a Democratic Governor pledged to sign a bill banning abortion rights even in the case of rape and incest. It’s awful and people should ask @LouisianaGov to give patients the same choice his wife had! 3/…
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Everyone asks "What state's abortion ban is THE MOST EXTREME?!?!" But this question fails to recognize that abortion is an individual thing. When a patient is blocked from accessing abortion, the restriction that blocked them was the "most extreme" for them.
Is there's a 24 hour waiting period, and she can't get a second day off of work, then that's the "most extreme" restriction for her.
If there's a ban on paying for abortion with insurance, as John Kasich enacted, and that's the only way she has to pay for abortion care, then that's the "most extreme" restriction for her.
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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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Stand by! We’ll be live-tweeting coverage of the #OHLeg House Health Committee, and the first hearing of HB 68, a bill that would ban all abortions (without exception) after a fetal heartbeat is detected - commonly known as the #HeartbeatBill
Rep. Ron Hood opens up the hearing with sponsor testimony, noting that the Ohio House GOP has repeatedly tried and failed to pass the #HeartbeatBill into law.
Ranking member @Boyd4OH_D9 asks the #HeartbeatBill sponsors why they have prioritized this abortion ban over other family-focused policies - like paid family leave, mental health and postpartum care, domestic violence protections, and early childhood education.
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We’ve been abundantly clear: We won’t tolerate attacks on our health care, rights or communities — but GOP Senate Leadership is still pushing a vote to criminalize abortion after 20 weeks. Trump would sign it. #StopTheBans
Allow us to break down the ways this is insulting and harmful.

First and most importantly, women should be able to control their bodies and can make their own health care decisions without interference from politicians.

FULL STOP. #StopTheBans
That should be enough. But if you need more, we know what happens when lawmakers play politics with women’s health care. It puts women and doctors in unimaginable situations — like needing to end a pregnancy for serious medical reasons but being unable to. #StopTheBans
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