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Cortney Bouse

Cortney Bouse

Grassroots Organizer, Planned Parenthood Great Plains

Stories with Cortney Bouse

'Our Patients Aren't Trying to Make a Political Statement. They're Just Going to Get Health Care'

'Our Patients Aren't Trying to Make a Political Statement. They're Just Going to Get Health Care'

Recently, there have been multiple challenges to abortions in the state. In late May, Governor Parson signed a ban on abortions after eight weeks - and Missouri could soon become the first state without an abortion provider as the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic is currently trying to retain their abortion license in court.

Audrey Aton is a recent MU graduate with a degree in public health. She’s the founder and former president of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Mizzou. Cortney Bouse is a Grassroots Organizer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains.

They first met when Audrey applied for an internship with Planned Parenthood, and over the last two years, they have worked side by side as advocates. They spoke about how access to abortion fits into the larger scope of healthcare.

'It's Not Surprising to Me That Folks Come to College and Don't Know Sex Ed'

'It's Not Surprising to Me That Folks Come to College and Don't Know Sex Ed'

Audrey Aton and Cortney Bouse both live in Columbia. Audrey is senior at the University of Missouri studying public health and is the founder and president of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Mizzou. Cortney is a grassroots organizer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains and teaches sex education at her church.

They first met when Audrey applied for an internship with Planned Parenthood, and over the last two years, they have worked side by side as advocates. They spoke about some of their efforts to make sure kids, teen and adults have access to basic sex education.

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