Missouri Senate halts veto session
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Missouri Senate halts veto session

Date: September 11, 2014
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau

The veto session came to a halt after lawmakers overrode Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that triples the wait time for a woman to get an abortion.
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Wrap: Late Wednesday night Senate Democratic Leader Jolie Justus filibustered on the Senate floor.

Senator David Sater, Republican from southwestern Missouri, motioned to cut off debate.

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Description: I have a motion to move to the previous question. Mr. President I have a substitute motion. Send your motion forward, Senator.

Once the bill passed on a straight party-line vote of 23 to 7, Missouri became the third state in the U.S. to have a 72 hour abortion waiting period.

The last time the Senate ended a filibuster also involved a debate on abortion.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.

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