When state legislators convene in a veto session Sept. 10, they will consider three critical pieces of legistaltion vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.
First is legislation that would increase the waiting period for having an abortion to 72 hours from 24 hours. Another is a bill that increases tax credits available for pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes and food pantries. A third seeks to restore funding for grants to provide services to ex-offenders to help them in their transition from prison.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has used his veto power to derail a bill requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions and another increasing the tax credits available for donations to organizations providing food to the poor and aid to pregnant women.
Efforts are being made in the legislature to override those vetoes. With a tough fight ahead and close vote expected, our legislators need to hear from us on the need for the override, which with enough votes will put the bills into law.
By Dave Luecking | email@example.com | twitter: @stlreviewscribe
With the exception of an emergency, life-or-death situation in which surgeons immediately operate on a patient, most surgeries are scheduled, maybe one or two weeks out ... or even longer.
However, for perhaps the most important decision of a woman's life — whether to have a baby or to end its nascent life with an abortion — the state of Missouri requires only a 24-hour waiting period. And a recent attempt to extend the wait to 72 hours failed.
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