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Abortion Debate Criticized

September 2, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

Some Republicans are calling Governer Carnahan's scheduled meeting with a lobbyist for the Missouri Catholic Commerce a "smokescreen." Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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Carnahan is trying to keep the legislature from overriding his veto of the abortion bill. He will meet with anti-abortion lobbyist Louis Defeo next week.

Some Republicans are criticial of Carnahan. Republican Senator Steve Ehlmann says the governor's planned meetinf with Defeo is a last-ditch effort.

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Contents: Republican Senator Steve Ehlmann says Carnahan is desperate because he is talking to lobbyists rather than those who actually vote on the legislation.

The governer agreed to meet with Defeo to talk about their opposing positions on the abortion bill. The legisture meets to consider an override September 15.