Senate approves bill requiring abortion risk explanation in person

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 10:59 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate has approved a bill requiring that women seeking abortions be told face-to-face about potential risks. Existing law already requires doctors to explain the risks to women at least 24 hours before an abortion is performed. The Senate measure would mandate that the information be provided at a meeting instead of by phone.


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