On Tuesday, April 9th , the Missouri House Rules Committee heard HCR 35 which requests the Attorney General to appeal the ruling by Judge Audrey Fleissig on SB 749 which was passed in the 2012 legislative session. SB 749 seeks to give protection for our religious institutions and people of faith not to be forced to participate in any insurance plan that requires the inclusion of abortion causing drugs or devices.
On Thursday, April 11th, the Missouri House took up and passed HCR 35 by a strong bi-partisan vote of 111 to 38. On this same day, Attorney General Koster announced that he will not appeal Judge Fleissig’s ruling.
Priority Pro-Life Legislation
SB 175 & HB 400 - Establishes the requirements for the administration and regulation of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals and would ban web-cam abortions in MO. When web-cam abortions began in Iowa they went from approximately 5 abortion clinics to 17. We do not want this to happen in Missouri!
SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford. Chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Senator Bob Dixon reported SB 175 do pass to the Senate, April 4. SB 175 is now on the Senate Formal Calendar, Senate Bills for Perfection. We ask the Senate to take up and pass SB 175 to stop web-cam abortions in Missouri.
HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority). HB 400 is on the House Calendar for Perfection.