Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced that he is calling a special session of the legislature to focus on passing several laws to protect women and children from the dangerous conditions at abortion facilities.
“I believe that we need to defend life and promote a culture of life here in the state of Missouri. … I’m proud to support women, the lives of mothers, their children, and the innocent unborn.” With these words, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced Wednesday afternoon that he is calling a special session of the legislature.
The session will focus on passing several laws to protect women and children that began in the Missouri House this year. Gov. Greitens stated that the Senate “failed” to complete the necessary work that Missourians deserve to have finished.
Gov. Greitens explained that his pro-life ethic springs from his past, where he saw children who were “orphans from war and genocide” in Cambodia, street children in Bolivia, and children who were being cared for in a home started by Mother Theresa.