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Senate Republicans and Democrats Employ Legislative Strategy not Seen in Twenty Years.

March 30, 1999
By: Lori Prichard
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 427

Now that a senate committee has voted down the partial birth abortion ban, Senate supporters of the bill are employing a strategy not used in twenty years. Lori Prichard reports from Jefferson City.

A one-third majority of senators on both isles signed a petition to move the abortion debate to the senate floor. The democrat's top leader, Senator Ed Quick, says the four democrats that signed the petition were motivated by upcoming elections. But, Democrat Ted House of St. Charles, who is expected to present the petition, says not so.

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Senator House also cites the overwhelming support of a partial birth abortion ban by the House as reason to move the debate to the senate floor.

In Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.