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St Louis Senator Sponsors Bill Similar to One She Helped Defeat Last Year

February 4, 1998
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

St Louis County Senator Betty Sims sponsors a measure to ban partial birth abortion after she voted against a simliar measure last year.

Missy Shelton has more from Jefferson City.

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Senator Betty Sims from St Louis County was the only republican to vote in support of the governor's veto striking down a partial birth abortion ban, even though she initally supported the ban.

And now, Senator Sims is sponsoring a bill almost identical to the one she helped kill when she did not vote to override the veto.

How does Senator Sims explain a seeming change of heart?

Senator Sims says her bill tries to eliminate vague language, the reason Missouri courts declared last year's bill unconstitutional. From Jefferson City, I'm Missy Shelton.