This week the Missouri General Assembly Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed HB 2005, the appropriation bill for the Office of Administration (OA), which includes increased funding for the Alternative to Abortion (ATA) program. Part of the FY2015 Budget, HB 2005, sponsored by Representative Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood), allocates $2,083,561 for ATA services and $75,000 for an ATA public awareness program.
The ATA program is designed to help pregnant women carry their child to term instead of having an abortion. ATA also assists women in caring for their child or placing their child for adoption. ATA aims to reduce abortions and aid in improving pregnancy outcomes by assisting women in need with medical and non-medical services. For up to a year after the child is born, ATA will also assist with job training and placement. For more information on ATA please visit their Web site.
Posted: May 9, 2014