Abortion

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Ban On Abortion Procedure

Kansas legislators Wednesday approved a proposed ban on a common second-trimester procedure described by abortion opponents as dismembering a fetus, making their state the first to adopt a national group’s model policy.

03/25/2015

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Abortion Bills Not at Top of Mo. Stack in 2015

Legislative leaders say focus will be on economics and education

12/21/2014

Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father’s Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of ‘Legitimate Rape’

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”

12/17/2014

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No Challenges Expected to Mo. New Abortion Law

The 72-hour waiting period takes effect Friday.

10/05/2014

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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

09/11/2014

Mo. House Overrides Abortion Veto

If Senate does same, state would have one of nation’s longest waiting periods

09/10/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Abortion Opponents Pray for Success at Missouri Capitol

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers.

09/10/2014

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.” Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Missouri Poised to Vote on 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy.

09/08/2014

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Todd Akin: Abortion ‘More Serious Moral Crime’ Than Slavery

Speaking on KMOX, Congressman Todd Akin said he believes abortion is a more serious moral crime than the “next worse thing,” slavery.

07/16/2014

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