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Confronting Gov. Mike Parson

"I am out here because I am outraged. 70 percent of Americans want safe legal abortion, it's ridiculous we have to fight this," said Shauna Garside of Webster Groves, (pink), a member of CountHER Movement, who was one of seven people who confronted Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (far left), as he entered a studio to film an interview on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at University Club Tower. It appeared the group, mostly suburban housewives but one, caught the governor and his security detail off guard, as they shouted questions. The group opposes the anti-abortion law Parson signed, and that the license for St. Louis? abortion clinic is in jeopardy. In the center is former state Rep. Stacey Newman. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

Regarding "Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs bill banning abortions at eight weeks" (May 25): Each time I read Gov. Mike Parson's quote that "in Missouri we stand for life" my blood boils.

If we stood for life, we would have expanded Medicaid so that more Missourians would have access to health care. If we stood for life, we would fully fund the K-12 education formula so that all Missouri children would have access to a quality education.

So please, spare me the sanctimonious rhetoric. In Missouri we don't stand for life, we stand for birth.

Barbara Paulus • St. Louis