house health care policy

7:57 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Mo. House panel backs 72-hour abortion wait period

Missouri women would have to wait 72 hours to have an abortion after initially seeing a doctor under legislation endorsed by a state House committee.

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5:38 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Mo. lawmakers mull 72-hour abortion waiting time

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Missouri women would have to wait 72 hours after seeing a doctor before an abortion could be performed under legislation being considered by the House Health Care Policy Committee.

The panel heard testimony from supporters Wednesday on how the bill would give women more time to think before terminating a pregnancy. Opponents argued the measure would just be a logistical delay designed to push women further into pregnancy before having an abortion, which can increase risk.

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