Three seats in the Missouri State House flipped from anti-choice to pro-choice
ST. LOUIS, MO — Voters in Tuesday’s midterm election took the opportunity to show that pro-choice candidates are a priority across the state; twenty-three candidates endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri won their races. Last night, Missouri added three more pro-choice champions to the Missouri House: Matt Sain in HD 14, Keri Ingle in HD 35 and Paula Brown in HD 70. All three candidates flipped seats from anti-choice to pro-choice.
“We’re incredibly proud of the strong message that Missourians sent with this election. Voters are tired of elected officials that are obsessed with further restricting access to abortion and want to see legislators in office who will fight for their right to bodily autonomy,” said Alison Dreith, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Executive Director.
“Our endorsed candidates worked incredibly hard to represent their districts and kept reproductive freedom at the forefront of their platforms. We look forward to working with returning pro-choice champions and the brand-new legislators who are dedicated to making Missouri a better place for women and families.”
Now that Brett Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade is in greater danger than ever before, it’s crucial that individual state legislatures protect a woman’s right to choose. Suburban Kansas City and St. Louis made moves to protect access to reproductive health care last night by electing pro-choice fighters in place of legislators who were previously anti-choice.