The Missouri House approves tougher restrictions on physicans who perform abortions. Adam Levine has the story from Jefferson City.
The bill requires abortion specific malpractice insurance for physicans of $500,000. Additionally, physicans must stay with their patients until they are discharged. All physicans performing abortions must also have clinical privledges at a hospital within the county the abortion is performed. Republican representative Luann Ridgeway of Smithville is the co-sponsor of the bill.
Democrat Mike Schilling of Springfield says the bill is dangerous becuase hospitals could turn down a qualified doctor and effectively block their ability to perform abortions.
The bill will be considered by the Senate next.
From the State Capitol, I'm Adam Levine.