Missouri GOP candidates for governor debate abortion, police

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago July 06, 2016 Jul 6, 2016 Wednesday, July 06 2016 Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:38:34 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Republican candidates for governor are criticizing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion regulations and several said they're open to independent reviews of police-involved shootings.

St. Louis Public Radio on Wednesday hosted the debate in advance of the competitive GOP Aug. 2 primary.

Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former House speaker and U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway, and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder made their pitch for the GOP nomination.

Brunner, Hanaway and Kinder decried a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down some Texas regulations on abortions. Greitens didn't directly respond to the question but said he'll defend the unborn.

Greitens, Hanaway and Kinder also said they're open to an independent review of police-involved shootings. Brunner says he needs more information before weighing in on the issue.

 

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