State auditor Nicole Galloway (D) hammered Gov. Mike Parson (R) on a litany of issues “but saved her most withering critique for a new law Parson recently signed that criminalizes abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for victims of rape or incest,” the Kansas City Star reports.
Said Galloway: “Until now, a survivor of rape could decide what came next. Gov. Parson has taken that choice away from women, and instead a survivor must accept that her rapist could have parental rights.”
Although Parsons is credited for stablizing state government after the scandal-plagued Gov. Eric Greitens (R), Galloway said that isn’t enough: “Simply not being as awful as Eric Greitens is too low of a standard to strive for.”