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Missouri House passes controversial new abortion bill

"We need all of you to help," says Missouri State Rep. Crystal Quade as she addresses abortion rights activists in the capitol on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the Missouri House of Representatives voted to pass a new bill that would virtually ban all abortions in the state. The chamber acted on the final day of the legislative session in Jefferson City. Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

I am proud to stand with state Rep. Crystal Quade as a representative of the people of Missouri and the House minority leader.

She is a strong leader, providing honest and fair representation for all in Missouri. Quade, a Democrat from Springfield, does not use techniques like distorting the truth and slandering other legislators.

Quade and the majority of Missourians support the Clean Missouri amendment and getting rid of abuses by lobbyists and bias in redistricting that can mean one political party being favored over another.

This may very well be the reason she is being vilified by members of the party trying to hold on to unfair majorities in Missouri government.

Kathleen Murnan • Springfield, Mo.