Unless a legislator changes his mind, Missouri's General Assembly has the votes to override the governor's veto of an abortion restriction bill.
Wrap: The bill would extend the wait time from twenty-four to seventy-two hours between contacting a physician and getting an abortion.
The measure passed the House with more than the two-thirds needed to override. It fell one vote short in the Senate, but an absent Republican member said he will vote to override.
House speaker Tim Jones said the override of the veto is a likely outcome.
|Description: "Missouri continues to be a state that very much is on the side of being pro-child, of being pro-life, of promoting life, of standing up to life and I think that is a tact we will continue to pursue."|
In his veto letter, Jay Nixon cited the failure to exclude rape and incest was one of the reasons for his veto.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.