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Lawmakers consider 24-hour waiting period on abortions
February 5, 2003
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau
A house bill that would require a 24-hour waiting period for an abortion drew heated responses from both sides of the abortion debate. Elizabeth Gill has more in Jefferson City:
The 24-hour law would require women to make two separate trips to the doctor, one for the consultation and one for the abortion.
Two trips may mean added travel, expenses and repeated absenses from work.
Opponents say these are options some women don't have.
Caroline Sullivan, the executive director for the Missouri chapter of the National Abortion Rights Action League, says the bill violates women's rights:
Supporters of the bill included women who had abortions and said they later regretted the decision.
They said the 24-hour law would give women more time to consider their options.
From the state capital, I'm Elizabeth Gill.