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A bill is presented that would make coercing an abortion illegal

Date: March 5, 2008
By: Max Hyman
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Republican Senator Gary Nodler of Joplin lashed out at Missouri Right to Life during floor debate on a coerced abortion bill. 

Max Hyman (HIGH-man) has more from the State Capitol.

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The pro-life senator voiced his anger on the Senate Floor Wednesday during discussion of a bill that would require more information be provided to all Missouri women who want an abortion.

 

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Description: Forget what you hear from Missouri Right to Life because they lie! They misrepresent legislators.They misrepresent our votes. They misdirect the people of our state.
 
The bill was presented by fellow Republican, Senator Rob Mayer of Dexter. The bill also says that if a woman is coerced into having an abortion then the person who forced her is punishable under the law.
 
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Max Hyman. KMOX News.
 
 
 

Intro: A bill was heard on the Senate Floor Wednesday that would make coercing a woman into having an abortion illegal.
 
Max Hyman (HIGH-man) has more from the State Capitol.

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Republican Senator Rob Mayer of Dexter presented the bill and it faced some opposition along party lines.

Democratic Senator Chris Koster of Cass County called into question whether or not the bill compromised the relationship between parents and a pregnant child.

 

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Description: This bill very much invades the dialogue and the discussion between that parent who knows that the twelve year old girl has been victim of a rape or incest and this newly created twelve-year-old woman.


The bill would also require more information be presented to potential abortion patients including ultrasounds and alternative options. 

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Max Hyman. KMOX News.


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