Today (Sept. 12th), during the constitutionally required veto session, the required two-thirds majority of the Missouri House and well over two-thirds of the Senate voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 749. With bi-partisan support in both chambers, the Senate vote was 26 to 6 and the House vote was 109 to 45.
SB 749 simply seeks to protect people and institutions of faith from being forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion or abortion causing drugs against their deeply held religious beliefs. It also places in statute the right to have Missouri’s Attorney General sue to protect Missouri’s religious institutions and business owners if the federal government mandates participation in the destruction of innocent human lives by way of forcing coverage of abortion causing drugs.
We thank the Missouri legislators who voted to override the veto and take a stand for the protection of our religious liberties and for the innocent human lives that are at risk due to the Obama Health Care bill and the HHS mandate.
Please check our website at missourilife.org to see how your legislators voted on the veto override of SB 749. If he/she voted to override, please call and thank your Senator and Representative. If he/she did not vote to override, please go to the polls on November 6 and vote for a new Representative or Senator that will support your pro-life values! Contact information for your legislator can be obtained on the homepage of our website, just enter your 9-digit zipcode.
(link to MRL Press Release)