6.13.17

Missouri Gov. Calls for Special Session to Preempt St. Louis

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called a special session to undo a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.

“The St. Louis ordinance bans employers from firing, refusing to hire or disciplining women because they have an abortion, take contraception, use artificial insemination or become pregnant while unmarried. The ordinance¬†also bans such discrimination in housing.”

In what is largely a partisan move, the special session is projected to cost taxpayers up to $128,000 per week.

Read more on this partisan special session, here.