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DeFeo and House say bill will not allow violence against doctors

September 9, 1999
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

The debate on whether the partial-birth abortion bill will provide a defense for violence against abortion doctors continues in Jefferson City. Aaron Cummins has that story--

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Senate Sponsor of the bill Ted House of St. Charles says that the bill will not allow violence against abortion doctors.

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Contents: Sen. Ted House says that the bill doesn't allow violence against anyone and that notion is an insult to the state legislature.

House says that the governor's charges are part of a smokescreen to hide the real issue -- that the bill simply prohibits the killing of a baby while it is being born.

Lobbyist Lou DeFeo says that if someone kills an abortion doctor that person will go to jail and this bill will not provide a defense.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.

Date: 09/09/99

By: Aaron Cummins

State Capital Bureau

Catholic lobbyist Lou DeFeo says the governor is lying to Missourians. Aaron Cummins has that story from Jefferson City--

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DeFeo says that Governor Carnahan is confusing people with his statements about the partial-birth abortion bill.

DeFeo says the bill doesn't provide a defense for violence against abortion doctors.

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Contents: Lobbyist Lou DeFeo says the governor's charge that the bill will provide a defense for violence is false and is a disservice to the people of Missouri.

DeFeo says he fears people will hear the governor's charge and believe there is a legal defense for killing an abortion doctor.

Senate sponsor of the bill Ted House says the bill does not even bring up the violence issue.

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Contents: Sen. Ted House says the bill is short, concise and clear and the violence issue isn't there.

The bill will be discussed by the legislature during next week's veto override session.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.