As Missouri debates new abortion curbs, both sides rally
June 15, 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of abortion rallied Wednesday at the Missouri Capitol as a special session of the Legislature considered new restrictions in a state that already has some of the nation's toughest abortion laws.
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, who called state lawmakers back to the Capitol for the second special session this summer, led an anti-abortion rally in support of proposed new measures such as mandatory annual health inspections of clinics.
He also spoke strongly in favor of nullifying a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination based on "repr...