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Missouri Democrats Rescind Amendment Inviting Pro-Life Candidates To Join Party

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Missouri’s Democratic party committee voted Saturday to remove a previously proposed amendment welcoming pro-life candidates into the party.

“Abortion is a legal healthcare procedure, and as a party we must support access,” St. Louis alderwoman Annie Rice said, The Kansas City Star reported Monday. She also called the June amendment, which she helped draft, “a mistake.”

Following the amendment’s withdrawal, the party platform now affirms, “A woman’s right to choose and the right of every person to their own bodily autonomy and to be free from government intrusion in medical decisions, including a decision to carry a pregnancy to term, and oppose any efforts to limit access to reproductive health care.”

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