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Carnahan to Discuss Partial Birth Veto with Catholic Lobbyists

September 2, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

Catholic lobbyists have earned a one-on-one discussion with Governor Mel Carnahan concerning Partial Birth Abortion. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Governor Mel Carnahan has agreed to discuss the partial birth abortion issue with officials from the Missouri Catholic Conference.

Jerry Nachtigal (KNOCK-ti-gal), press secretary for the governor, says a public meeting like this is unprecedented ...

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OutCue: "ALSO LEGISLATORS."
Contents: GOVERNOR CARNAHAN SEES THE MEETING AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INFORM THE PUBLIC, MEDIA, AND LEGISLATURES ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE OF THE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BILL.

House Bill 427, outlawing partial birth abortions, was vetoed by Carnahan earlier this year. Now Missouri law makers meet September 15 to decide whether to override the veto -- something happening only 6 times in state history.

From the capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.