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Partial-birth abortion issue may have to wait

September 11, 1997
By: Rebecca Sapakie
State Capitol Bureau

The sponsor of the vetoed partial-birth abortion bill says he wants to go home and leave the issue for next session. Rebecca Sapakie has the story in Jefferson City.

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Southeast Missouri Senator Peter Kinder said that the partial-birth abortion issue, as it stands, is deadlocked.

Kinder said there was no reason to go forward with a bill in this special session.

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Kinder called the governor's new bill a step backwards in Missouri law.

But, Carnahan said it was urgent to act now on the issue of partial-birth abortion.

Rebecca Sapakie reporting from the Capitol.