Missouri House passes law to tighten abortion regulation
June 21, 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members on Tuesday passed legislation to tighten state abortion regulations, including provisions to require annual inspections of clinics and give the state attorney general new authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws.
The legislation now heads back to the Senate because of changes made in the House to create more stringent restrictions. Republican Rep. Diane Franklin said the Senate bill "did not really specifically meet the governor's call" for a special session, and said additions in House would "help to provide for the health and s...