Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against Women

Target: Rep. Todd Richardson, Missouri House Speaker

Goal: Stop severe restrictions on abortion and discrimination against women by landlords and employers.

Strict new abortion regulations could soon be adopted in Missouri due to a bill recently passed by the Senate. The bill, which was voted on past midnight after 10 hours of closed-door deliberation, will move to the Missouri House of Representatives next.

The bill allows the state’s attorney general to prosecute those who violate abortion laws (currently, only local authorities can do this). It also repeals an ordinance that currently bans landlords and employers discriminating against pregnant women, women who use birth control, or women who have had abortions.

This bill is an attack on women’s rights in Missouri, and if passed into law, it will leave women vulnerable to discrimination and endanger their health. Add your name to the petition below to voice your opposition to this anti-abortion legislation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Richardson,

The Missouri State Senate recently passed a bill that opens up women in your state to discrimination and endangers their reproductive health. It repeals an existing ban on landlords and employers discriminating against pregnant women, those who use birth control, and those who have had abortions. It also allows Missouri’s attorney general to prosecute violators of abortion laws.

This restrictive legislation puts Missouri women at risk of facing discrimination, and, like all anti-abortion measures, threatens women’s health. As you’re aware, the legality of abortion was decided by the Supreme Court in 1973, and no woman should be discriminated against because of her reproductive history or choices.

I urge you to work in the Missouri House of Representatives to make sure this bill does not became law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. Paulette Mirfield says:

    How long before we living the Handmaid’s Tale? The American Taliban is no different from the original – forcing everyone to live by outdated rules.

  2. Is everybody getting “..opiate of the masses..” now?

  3. Although I am against abortion, I am horrified at the prospect of this bill. I am not against the anti-abortion aspects of this bill, but am against the discrimination aspects of it. The way it’s all lumped together bothers me. Not all abortion opponents want to oppress women!
    The reason I oppose abortion is strictly because it is the murder of an innocent child.
    I think that the proponents of this bill must be religious fanatics who think that women shouldn’t use contraception and that women who have abortions should be judged and ostracized by society.
    This horrible bill would set up landlords and employers as JUDGES – judges of what they think are immoral or disobedient women. This is absolutely abhorrent, and would drag women back to the dark ages – no, back to the stone age, where misogynistic religious men owned women and ruled over them. Disgusting!!!

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    “Woman has greater moral courage than the man; she has also special gifts which enable her to govern in moments of danger and crisis. If necessary she can become a warrior….Taken in general, women today have a stronger sense of religion than men. The woman’s intuition is more correct; she is more receptive and her intelligence is quicker. The day is coming when woman will claim her superiority to man” Baha’i Faith Writings
    “The world of humanity has two wings—one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible.” Baha’i Faith Writings
    These abased men don’t stand a chance to try and suppress woman of today!!!!!

  5. Legalize discrimination against women? What planet do they live on?

    To say that the woman are grater than a man is to go a bit far. I rather think that the man and woman compensate each other in many ways as I hope our grate GOD meant it to be.

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