Legal Update: June 24, 2022
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to ban abortion, states now have the legal authority to regulate abortion access.

Shortly after the decision was released, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt certified House Bill 126, which holds that abortion is illegal in all cases except where a medical emergency threatens the life of the pregnant person.
We know that this decision disproportionately impacts Missourians who already face additional barriers to accessing health care. This decision ends access to safe abortions for millions of people, and takes away reproductive freedom and health care.
The Regional Health Commission believes abortion care is healthcare. We will continue to fight to counter the disproportionate harm of past and present law on communities who rely on the safety net for care.
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If you or anyone you know needs access to an abortion, medical or legal advice, or assistance with reproductive health issues, please use the following resources:

If you are interested in joining for a day of action in Springfield, St. Louis, or Cape Girardeau:
While we continue to monitor the impact of this Supreme Court ruling, the RHC remains committed to achieving health equity and eliminating disparities in the St. Louis region. We will continue to work towards removing barriers and improving access to quality health care, including reproductive health care.