Abortion opponents pray for success at Missouri Capitol

5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, September 10 2014 Sep 10, 2014 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:03:07 AM CDT September 10, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Abortion opponents prayed for success Wednesday at the Missouri Capitol as lawmakers consider overriding vetoes.

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers. Larger crowds of both abortion opponents and abortion-rights supporters are expected for rallies later in the day.

Republican legislators say they are confident that they will be able to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill requiring women to wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor before having an abortion.

Nixon has called the bill "extreme" because it lacks an exception for cases of rape and incest.

Missouri currently has a 24-hour abortion waiting period. The bill would make Missouri's wait one of the longest in the nation.

 

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