From The Star today:
Contraceptive health insurance bill awaits Nixon’s decision
JEFFERSON CITY -- "The fate of a bill allowing employers in Missouri to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization or abortion is in the hands of Gov. Jay Nixon, who over the years has managed to sidestep taking a stand on abortion legislation.
Two anti-abortion bills have been sent to the desk of the Democratic governor during his first term, and both times he took no action. Instead of signing or vetoing the bills, on both occasions he let a constitutional deadline pass that allowed them to became law without his signatures."
Every legislative session, those chuckleheads--too many of them Republican--down in Jefferson City keep introducing bill after bill after bill, trying to ever-tighten Missouri's abortion laws.
Forget that we've got lots of laws on them already.
Oh and by all means, forget that--hello?--abortions are legal in America and have been ever since 1973, rather family.
Forget that abortions in America are decreasing, sure. Somehow they're sure we need more, more and yet more legislation on contraception, even, let alone on abortions.
Forget that an abortion procedure is an incredibly difficult and emotional situation and problem that isn't gotten into or carried out easily or without a lot of heartache, thought and deliberation.
Forget that our health care system is broken--badly broken--and that it needs attention and solving. Forget that we, the people, need protection from our legislators and government from our health insurance companies, who are gouging us all, collectively and individually, just so they can get ever richer.
Forget all that.
Legislators in our state capitol and all across this nation keep proposing bill after bill after bill, all the while ignoring our real problems both as a state, in this case, and as a nation, in the case of Washington, D.C.
This is the way our legislators are "fiddling" as our Rome burns.
Thanks, guys. (Because it is mostly guys, too).
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