House gives third round approval for bill that places restrictions on certain drugs
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House gives third round approval for bill that places restrictions on certain drugs

Date: April 7, 2011
By: Emily Kissee
State Capitol Bureau
Links: Roll-call and the bill, HB 28.

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Missouri's House gives final approval for the bill that would allow pharmacies to refuse selling abortion inducing drugs like RU486..
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Wrap: The legislation would allow pharmacies to refuse the sale of abortion inducing drugs like RU486 if it conflicts with their moral and religious beliefs.

Franklin's Republican Representative Paul Curtman supports the bill.

He says this bill allows business owners to operate according to their moral code.

Actuality:  CURTMAN.WAV
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Description: "If there is a guy who is a pharmacist, and he owns a pharmacy, he should have the freedom to operate the pharmacy according to his own moral conscience and if he thinks that providing these drugs is a violation of his own set of moral codes he ought to have the freedom to not be forced to go against his own moral codes."

Opponents to the bill, most of them Democrats, say women have the right to these drugs, especially when it comes to sexual assault scenarios.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Emily Kissee.

Intro: 
Missouri's House passes the bill allowing pharmacies to refuse the sale of abortion inducing drugs like RU486..
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Wrap: The bill's supporters say pharmacy owners should not have to provide drugs that go against their moral and religious beliefs.

St. Louis Democratic Representative Stacey Newman opposes the bill.

Newman and other opponents say this bill allows Missouri's government to interfere in the private lives of females.

Actuality:  NEWMAN.WAV
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Description: "If your belief is that women on their own cannot make intelligent family planning decisions, then you vote yes on this bill."

The bill's now on its way to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Emily Kissee.

Intro: 
Missouri's House gives final approval to the bill that would permit pharmaciess to deny the sale of abortion inducing drugs like RU486.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Supporters say the bill would allow business owners to operate according to their moral and religious code and can refuse selling drugs like Plan B if it interferes with this.

This bill also requires doctors to give women more information about abortion-inducing drugs before distributing the drugs.

St. Louis Democratic Representative Rory Ellinger opposes the bill.

He says this bill is a violation of a women's privacy.

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Description: "I speak as a father and a husband. I would certainly hope that my wife and daughter would have this choice, particularly in the case with rape or some horrible example like that."

Not a single Republican opposed the bill.

The bill goes to the Senate next.

Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Emily Kissee.


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