Missouri House Children & Family Committee heard 3 new bills regulating abortion
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Missouri House Children & Family Committee heard 3 new bills regulating abortion

Date: January 27, 2015
By: Krista Gmelich
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 124, HB 99 and HB 81

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Missouri's House Children's Committee was urged to put another requirement in place for a women to have an abortion.
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Wrap: If made into law, one bill would require women to view a documentary before having an abortion.

Representative Linda Black, the sponsor of the bill, spoke before the committee.

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Description: I think this is just a way to enhance what we already have in state statue. It clearly brings the technology to the issue at hand.

Women are already required by law to review a packet of information that includes pictures.

Some opponents stated that viewing a video would add to the emotional distress of the woman having the abortion.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Krista Gmelich.

Intro: 
Missouri lawmakers urged the House Children's Committee Tuesday to add more requirements for abortions performed on minors.
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Wrap: One bill, if made into law, would require that both parents be notified of their minor child's abortion.

The sponsor of the bill, Representative Rocky Miller, refers to it as the "Common Sense Bill." 

But not all see it that way.

St. Louis County Representative Stacey Newman disagrees.

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Description: I want to say that I strongly disagree because I know there are not perfect families in this state. I know that there not perfect families that can have both of their parents or guardians notified.

Another bill would require that the consenting parent of a minor prove his or her identity. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Krista Gmelich.


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