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MULTIMEDIA: Missourians protest abortion legislation at the Missouri State Capitol Building

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Protestors gathered at the Missouri State Capitol to oppose an abortion bill that has been making its way through the state Congress on Friday in Jefferson City. The Senate passed an eight-week abortion ban in the early hours of Thursday morning, and on Friday the House also passed the bill. It now moves on to Gov. Mike Parson, who is expected to sign the bill into law.

Charlotte Monroe, 5, and her mother Renee Brochu embrace in state Capitol

Charlotte Monroe, 5, and her mother, Renee Brochu, embrace Friday in the Missouri State Capitol after protests over an abortion bill in Jefferson City. "I brought my daughter to show her I was fighting for her future," Brochu said. 

Paper notes stick to the walls near the entrance of the Missouri Governor's Office

Paper notes stick to the walls near the entrance of the Missouri Governor's Office after protests about the passage of abortion legislation Friday. The protesters later sang in the hallways of the building.

Violet Vonder Haar and Najeebah Hussein talk at a protest at the Capitol

Violet Vonder Haar, left, and Najeebah Hussein talk at a protest after the passage of abortion legislation at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Friday. Vonder Haar is a musician in Columbia, and Hussein is an MU alum taking a gap year before law school.

The Mother of Water statue is enclosed to protect it during construction at the Capitol

The Mother of Water statue is enclosed to protect it during construction outside of Missouri State Capitol. The $50 million project to renovate the Capitol in Jefferson City is on schedule to be completed in roughly two years. 

Protestors gather outside the governor’s office, chanting 'veto'

Protesters gather outside the governor’s office chanting “veto" Friday at the Missouri State Capitol. After House Bill 126 passed the chamber 110-44, it was sent to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk.

The Arts Fountain outside the state Capitol flows

The Arts Fountain outside of Missouri State Capitol flows during protests about the passage of abortion legislation Friday. The fountain was created by Robert Ingersoll Aitken and dedicated on Oct. 6, 1924. 

Violet Vonder Haar sings a protest song outside Sen. Caleb Rowden's office

Violet Vonder Haar sings a protest song outside of Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden's office Friday in Jefferson City. The Missouri House passed a bill that would ban abortions after eight weeks.

Cortney Bouse folds up her 'Handmaid's Tale' costume

Cortney Bouse folds up her "Handmaid's Tale" costume in the Missouri State Capitol after a protest of the passage of abortion legislation in Jefferson City on Friday. 

Cindy McDaniel, right, embraces Holly Bickmeyer at a protest at the Capitol

Cindy McDaniel, right, embraces Holly Bickmeyer, left, at a protest after the passage of abortion legislation Friday at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. McDaniel, a resident of Jefferson City, said, "It's just hard to believe, all of it." 

  • Reporter at the Missourian. Reach me at galenbacharier@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter @galenbacharier.

  • Staff photographer. Contact me: zhk47@mail.missouri.edu

  • I'm a photojournalism masters student at MU.

  • Summer 2019 General Assignment Reporter. Spring 2019 Staff Photographer. I'm a graduate student on the photojournalism track. You can reach me at jeffreyzide@mail.missouri.edu or in the newsroom at 882-5700.

  • Jacob Moscovitch is a second year student at the Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on photojournalism.

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