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NSFW?: MO State Rep. Mike Moon thinks it’s ok to play chicken with women’s rights


While other states are passing bills to protect birth control access and protect pregnant women from discrimination on the job, Missouri State Rep. Mike Moon has decided to play chicken with the healthcare and constitutional rights of Missouri women.

That’s really got our feathers ruffled, which is why Mike Moon is our newest Dirty, Rotten, Sexist Scoundrel. Allow us to fill you in on his record (read: hypocrisy).

Mike Moon is standing alongside anti-choice Gov. Eric Greitens in support of an “emergency legislative session” aimed at restricting reproductive healthcare, including abortion access. Moon is pretty excited about the session. Like, really, really excited… (his new, possibly NSFW Facebook post makes that pretty clear).

On his website, Moon says he wants to keep taxpayers’ money in taxpayers’ pockets, but we don’t see him crying fowl (er, foul) on Gov. Greiten’s decision to waste over $100,000 of taxpayer money on an emergency legislative session that will do nothing but shame women and seek to substitute partisan ideology for medical advice. (Last time we checked, $100,000 isn’t chicken feed to most folks.)

Like any good “career politician” (his words, seriously), Mike Moon has gotten pretty cocky when it comes to introducing bills that have nothing to do with helping the people he represents and everything to do with pushing his extreme ideological agenda.

He’s compared abortion to the Holocaust and slavery and wants to write those comparisons into law. In his worst offense, he proposed a bill that would have required the Missouri State Capitol to create an exhibit on abortion near its exhibit on slavery and gave it a name that references the Holocaust—the Never Again Act.

Birds of a feather fly together, of course, which means that Mike Moon is true to the hypocritical ideology of his fellow “pro-life” politicians. He opposed a plan that would give state employees paid time off to take care of their children, comparing it to Marxist ideology, and he supported throwing refugees in internment camps instead of giving them a chance at a normal life in the land of opportunity.

Listen: Whatever Mike Moon does with a chicken in the privacy of his own home is his business. But when anti-choice politicians like him tell women what kind of healthcare we can or cannot access and waste taxpayer money to pursue their own ideological agenda, we’re going to make some noise.

That’s why we’re declaring him our newest Dirty, Rotten, Sexist Scoundrel and calling on our 1.2 million member-activists to cluck up a storm so he knows that his views are out of touch with the priorities of hardworking Missouri women and families.

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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