Speaking on KMOX, Congressman Todd Akin said he believes abortion is a more serious moral crime than the “next worse thing,” slavery.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is raising concerns about a bill that would triple the amount of time Missouri women must wait for an abortion.
Legislation would require a woman to wait 3 days after first seeing a doctor before having an abortion.
Missouri senators approved legislation Tuesday that would require women to wait three days after seeing a doctor before having an abortion, instead of one day.
Missouri’s Republican-led Senate defeated Tuesday an exemption for cases of rape or incest to the state’s mandatory waiting period between a woman’s doctor visit and a scheduled abortion.
The bill would extend the amount of time between a woman’s doctor visit and her procedure to 72 hours. Missouri now has a 24-hour waiting period.
The bill endorsed by the House Health Care Policy Committee would align Missouri with Utah and South Dakota as the only states with 3-day waiting periods.
An abortion facility in Missouri would need to be inspected at least four times annually under a newly proposed measure in the state House.
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has been called to be a national leader on moral issues, comparing past anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery.
Republican State Senator David Sater of Cassville suggests two additional days.