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Two New Abortion Bills in Senate

September 11, 1997
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

The battle over partial-birth abortion rages on as frustrated senators introduce two new bills. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capital.

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The first bill allows for partial-birth abortions if the life or bodily functions of the mother are at risk and enables violaters to be charged with a class A felony. The second bill is identical to the bill Carnahan vetoed in July and charges violators with a class D felony.

Senator Peter Kinder, a sponsor of the second bill responds to the proposed legislation:

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Though it seems unlikely that partial-birth abortion legislation will be passed during this session, their is no end in sight for abortion debate among Missouri legislators.