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