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Mel Carnahan on Abortion


Supports family planning to reduce abortions

Because of the irresponsible actions of the anti-family planning extremists in the Missouri House, the members of the General Assembly did not do their job and pass a budget by May 9. The budget is no place to fight ideological battles. Family planning reduces unwanted pregnancies and it reduces abortion. Do not be fooled. This debate is not about Planned Parenthood. It is about an incomprehensible opposition to providing family planning services to women who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
Source: Statement, “Re: Special Session” May 12, 1997

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