Occasionally, a comment left in a blog will inspire me to write another blog. Such is the case with this one. I recently wrote a blog about the Rally that took place outside the Missouri Capital while the legislators were voting on whether or not to overturn Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the “Waiting Period for Abortion” bill. In short, they voted to overturn the veto.
The result changed the current waiting period between when a woman saw a doctor for an abortion – and when she could have one – from 24 hours to 72 hours. There is no medical reason for requiring a woman to wait three days before she could have an abortion. This is clearly one of those laws that is intended to chip away at Roe v. Wade.
Part of the comment that inspired this blog said: It sounds like the majority of the state either agrees with the new law or they elected the wrong people and need to vote them out the next time around. This made me realize that the “Waiting Period for Abortion” bill had the veto overturned in September of 2014. That was before the 2014 election took place (on November 4, 2014). In this blog, I will review the results of the 2014 election in Missouri. Did anything change?
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