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Pathway Calls for Special Session

The PathwayEditor of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Pathway publication calls on Gov. Blunt to hold a special session in order to pass pro-life legislation:

Now history could – and should – repeat itself. Like in 2005, the General Assembly failed to act on important pro-life legislation that would have further curtailed Missouri abortions. The House passed a bill that would make it illegal to try to coerce a woman into having an abortion by abusing, stalking or threatening to fire her, reducing her wages, changing her working environment or taking away her college scholarship. It also would require a woman seeking an abortion to be given the option of seeing an ultrasound of the fetus and would have expanded the information required to be given to the woman by the physician performing the abortion. Sadly, the Senate failed to act. As a result, pro-life supporters are calling on Blunt to again create “the perfect storm” and call a special session of the General Assembly to address the issue. The timing of such action could produce, for abortionists, another “perfect storm.”

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Pro-Life Bill Battered, Senate Does Nothing

The PathwayThe Pathway reports on the end of the 2008 legislative session:

House Bill 1831 would have strengthened Missouri’s informed consent law and made it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion. The bill cleared the House 113-33 back in April but stalled in the Senate as time ran out May 16 on this year’s Legislature. Kerry Messer, lobbyist for the Christian Life Commission (CLC) of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), called it “our biggest disappointment of the year.”

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