Defend the Rights of All Missourians.
Jefferson City, Mo. -- The ACLU of Missouri is pleased the Missouri Legislature passed a bill (SB 870) that outlaws shackling imprisoned, pregnant women in labor or anytime during their third trimester unless under extreme circumstances.
We know joy when we see it.
On Wednesday night, we saw tears of joy at the Missouri State Capitol, as the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) successfully passed out of a house committee for only the second time in two decades.
This joy is far too infrequent in Missouri.