Asking other states to help Missouri rape victims should highlight GOP’s cruelty
The Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights Health Center, an abortion clinic a few miles from the Missouri border in Fairview Heights, Illinois, on May 6, 2022. - E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS

It has come to this: Missouri Democrats recently reached out to Illinois and Kansas officials, asking them to secure Medicaid funding for low-income Missouri rape victims who have to travel out of state for abortion services due to Missouri’s extreme new abortion ban. It’s a chilling reminder that Missouri has turned its back on some of its most vulnerable citizens, to the point that they have to flee to neighboring states like refugees from some oppressive regime. Missouri’s ruling Republicans should be ashamed of this situation — but there’s no indication they are. Pro-choice political candi...