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Format Change for Carnahan Discussion

September 7, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

There's been a change in format for the upcoming debate between Governor Carnahan and opponents of abortion rights. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

What was originally scheduled to be a one-on-one debate on Partial Birth abortion has now become a forum. Press secretary for Governor Carnahan, Jerry Nachtigal, says that the upcoming discussion will include speakers from the governor's camp ...

Actuality:NACH1
RunTime: 16
OutCue: "AS IT IS."
Contents: NACHTIGAL SAYS THAT CARNAHAN WILL BE ENLISTING THE HELP OF SUPPORTIVE LEGISLATORS AND LAWYERS FOR THE DISCUSSION.
The Missouri Catholic Conference will also include additional speakers besides their Executive Director, Lou Defeo. From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


The head of the Missouri Catholic Conference says that he is well-prepared for the upcoming discussion with Governor Carnahan concerning Partial-Birth Abortion. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

An unprecedented event will occur when Governor Mel Carnahan holds a public discussion concerning a Partial Birth Abortion bill he has vetoed. Head of the Missouri Catholic Conference, Lou Defeo says he is ready for the showdown ...

Actuality:DEFEO1
RunTime: 16
OutCue: "CONTROL OVER."
Contents: DEFEO SAYS HE HAS CONSULTED LAWYERS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AND PREVIOUS COURT CASES IN HOPES OF CLARIFYING THE VIEWPOINTS HELD BY MANY OPPONENTS OF ABORTION RIGHTS.
Carnahan's veto will be brought up during next week's state Legislative Sesssion. From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.

Date: 09/07/99

By: Kyle Elfrink

State Capital Bureau

The governor and opponents of abortion rights are ready to butt heads in a public discussion. Kyle Elfrink has that story from Jefferson City.

According to the press secretary for the governor, Jerry Nachtigal, the governor is ready for his public forum with opponents of abortion rights ...

Actuality:NACH2
RunTime: 15
OutCue: "GRAVE CONCERNS."
Contents: JERRY NACHTIGAL SAYS THAT CARNAHAN IN WELL-VERSED AND WELL-PREPARED WITH ISSUES SURROUNDING HIS VETO OF A PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BILL.
Nachtigal also says that the governor isn't afraid that his veto will be overridden ... Actuality:NACH3
RunTime: 5
OutCue: "THE VETO."
Contents: THE GOVERNOR IS CONFIDENT THAT HIS VETO WILL BE SUSTAINED.

It will be up to next week's state Legislative Veto Session to decide that. From the capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.