Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Public Funds to Abortion Providers

May 13, 2024

On Thursday, May 9, Governor Parson signed HB 2634 into law. The bill prohibits any abortion facility or its affiliates from receiving public funds. Federal and state law currently prohibit public funds from being used for abortion; this bill expands that prohibition by denying an abortion provider Medicaid reimbursement for non-abortion health care services. 

“Our administration has been the strongest pro-life administration in Missouri history,” Governor Parson said. “We’ve ended all elective abortions in this state, approved new support for mothers, expecting mothers, and children, and, with this bill, ensured that we are not sending taxpayer dollars to abortion providers for any purpose. We thank members of the General Assembly for recognizing this important issue and sending this legislation to my desk.”