Annie Rice
Former Alderperson | St. Louis, MO

ARP: Defending Reproductive Freedoms

Idea Category: Healthcare | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Alderwoman Annie Rice sponsored Board Bill Number 61 that provides $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to help women get out-of-state abortions. ARPA funds will cover transportation, childcare, and other logistical costs to help women receive abortions outside of Missouri. “We’re not going quietly here. We’re going to do everything within our power to make sure they have the healthcare access that they need,” Rice said. In addition, the bill will allocate $500,000 towards other reproductive health services such as access to doulas and lactation support.