Skelton questions call for special session

She says it’s a campaign stunt by the governor.

Missouri House candidate Michela Skelton says the latest special session on abortion is a waste of taxpayer dollars.

“The extraordinary session is supposed to be for things that come up unexpectedly, and so they have to be handled and taken care of right away,” Skelton says. “These are issues that we knew about already, and they should have waited until the next session.”

The Democrat says on Wake Up Columbia the legislature should focus more on expanding access to birth control, health care, and a good-paying job.

“If you want women to choose life, you need to make it to where it’s not so expensive to have children.”

Skelton is running against Republican Sara Walsh for the 50th District seat, which covers part of mid-Missouri south of I-70. Former Rep. Caleb Jones now works for the Greitens administration. The election between Skelton and Walsh is in August.

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