Missouri sends governor law tightening abortion regulations
July 26, 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday delivered Republican Gov. Eric Greitens a political win by sending him a wide-ranging bill tightening abortion regulations that would give the attorney general power to prosecute violations, prompting critics to say the changes are aimed at limiting access to abortion in a state that already has tough restrictions.
The bill's passage comes after the first-year governor called lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special summer session focused on abortion policy. He said the move was motivated by a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimi...