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Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that engages in education, lobbying, and organizing activities. Advocates works to advance legislation that improves access to sexual and reproductive health care and to stop restrictive legislation.

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Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri works to:

  • Raise voices and share expert knowledge with state and federal lawmakers through accurate and transparent testimony;
  • Educate and lead a dynamic presence in the state and national capitols by inviting thousands to take action on behalf of and for Planned Parenthood patients;
  • Mobilize masses of like-minded individuals through online campaigns and petitions to ensure the voice of the Planned Parenthood community is heard;
  • Organize a dedicated volunteer base to knock on doors and make phone calls to educate the community on reproductive rights and health;
  • Host public events to advance the belief that women and doctors are qualified to make health care decisions without restrictions imposed by external political or religious ideologies;
  • Collect and share patient stories to demonstrate there should be no barriers for anyone to obtain basic health care;
  • Register community members to vote and encourage everyone to vote.