Missouri House Passes Abortion Bill

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Tuesday, May 15 2007 May 15, 2007 Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:54:38 PM CDT May 15, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has voted to allow some family members to sue doctors who perform a particular abortion procedure on their relatives. The provision would allow a husband or the parents of girl younger than 18 to sue for psychological and physical damages as a result of partial-birth abortion. House members added the amendment to a larger crime bill. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning abortions that critics call partial-birth abortion. The justices ordered appellate courts to reconsider a 1999 Missouri law banning the procedure. The existing state law had been on hold. It makes it a Class A felony to partially remove a fetus intact from a woman's uterus before aborting it and carries a sentence of 10 to 30 years or life in prison. The crime bill is Senate Bill 429.

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