July 23, 2017

Missouri Senate Passes Annual Abortion Clinic Inspections

16 June 2017, 05:47 | Lucia Cruz

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Facing Calls For Corruption Investigation

Pro-Abortion Rights Supporters Rally During Special Session

Missouri already has some of the nation's toughest abortion laws, and lawmakers are weighing the legislation after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens called a special legislative session specifically on abortion.

Senators in a voice vote approved the legislation late Wednesday after convening roughly 10 hours later than originally planned as lawmakers negotiated. He also voted in favor of an "emergency clause" for the bill, which senators failed to pass by just a few votes.

More than 200 abortion opponents cheered on GOP Gov. Eric Greitens as he called on lawmakers to strengthen regulations on abortion providers and overturn a St. Louis ordinance created to shield women from job and housing discrimination based on their reproductive choices. Greitens wants lawmakers to enact other restrictions on clinics in place of those that were struck down.

The Missouri Senate passed an abortion bill early Wednesday morning.

The bill advancing in the Senate would also give the state attorney general, now abortion opponent Republican Josh Hawley, authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws.

Before that, roughly 200 abortion-rights advocates gathered in the Rotunda for a mock "People's Special Session" in protest. But critics say pregnancy resource centers often pose as medical clinics while providing inaccurate information created to scare women away from having an abortion.

The St. Louis ordinance could force pro-life pregnancy centers, religious groups and others to hire abortion activists and rent to pro-abortion groups.

In the video, Missouri State Representative Mike Moon cuts off the chicken's head and guts the animal on camera as he talks about going back for a special legislative session for the "primary goal of supporting life".

Pro-Abortion Rights Supporters Rally During Special Session

A Missouri Senate leader says a bipartisan call to investigate the Republican governor won't advance during an ongoing special session.

Two Democrats and four Republicans are calling for a legislative investigation of Gov. Eric Greitens. The charity helps veterans transition to the private-sector through volunteer work.

Meanwhile, Greitens will meet with President Donald Trump and other governors in the White House today to discuss workforce development and job creation.

The new abortion clinic inspection regulations also are the result of heated abortion politics in the state.

He says a federal judge's ruling that struck down some of the state's abortion laws in part prompted his decision to call lawmakers back to the Capitol.

In a special legislative session, Missouri Senate lawmakers passed a bill early Thursday to protect babies and moms by requiring annual inspections of abortion facilities.

A vote on the legislation could come Wednesday, but pushback is expected from Democratic senators.

But Jeffrey Mittman with the American Civil Liberties Union contends the court decisions demonstrate that legislation to restrict abortion access is an infringement on womens rights.

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