St. Louis, MO Board of Alderman Resolution

On February 1, 2019, the St. Louis Board of Alderman passed Resolution 225, introduced by Alderman Annie Rice. Currently, MO HealthNet, the state’s Medicaid program, restricts the coverage of abortion for the more than 10,000 women enrolled in Medicare across St. Louis, and a series of other restrictions in state and federal law effectively ban the use of insurance to cover abortion costs in Missouri. This resolution called for the passage of policies, including the EACH Woman Act, which would allow all women access to the full range of pregnancy-related health care, including abortion, regardless of their public or private insurance. It also called on other state and federal officials to end bans on abortion coverage for women in public insurance programs.