Pro-choice supporters head to capital to protest Missouri special session

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 07:25:07-04

Pro-choice supporters in Kansas City are fired up over Gov. Eric Greitens’s special session on abortion laws.

A bus of about two-dozen Planned Parenthood supporters will leave Blue Ridge Shopping Center Wednesday morning to head to the capital.

They are joining about 200 Missourians for a People's Special Session that believes the legislature's special session is a waste of taxpayer dollars and an attack on women's reproductive freedom.

This is the second special session Greitens has called in less than a month, at the cost of about $20,000 a day.

Greitens said he wants lawmakers to focus on a number of abortion issues, including annual inspections of clinics.

Lawmakers will be looking at a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination based on abortions and pregnancies. This stops employers and housing communities from doing things like firing a woman because of an abortion.

There is also a pro-life rally planned for 2:30 p.m. at the capital.