Late-Term Abortion Restrictions Passed in House

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JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday afternoon imposing late-term abortion restrictions. The bill will also punish doctors who do not follow the new laws.

The discussion in the House was less a debate and more of a time to share stories. Some House Representatives shared their personal stories, explaining why they were for or against the legislation. Some members of the house got a little emotional.

After more than an hour of discussions, the Missouri House passed the bill with a vote of 119-38. The bill's next destination is the Senate. However, last year, similar abortion legislation was fillibustered in the house by Democratic Senator Robin Wright-Jones, from St. Louis.