“Notwithstanding the fact that the legislation recently produced will most likely be struck down as unconstitutional by a federal court, Gov. Greitens shamelessly continues to call extraordinary sessions fully aware of the hole being burned in the pockets of hard-working taxpayers. Thousands of dollars that would be more adequately utilized by not gutting in-home care for 8,000 senior and disabled citizens or passing legislation that will create viable health care options for women and children.

“Once the courts are done with it, likely the only significant thing the bill will do is enable ladder-climbing politician Josh Hawley the ability to burnish his conservative credentials by filing frivolous charges against women’s health care providers. Missouri taxpayers would be justified in demanding their money back on this one.”

House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty

D-Kansas City