Two pro-life bills ran into hours of stalling tactics this week. SB 41, sponsored by State Senator Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau), was taken up on Monday. Senators debated the bill into the early hours of Tuesday morning. The bill seeks to protect the free speech of alternative to abortion agencies and pre-empt abortion ordinances like the recent one passed by the City of St. Louis. The Senate filibuster should end and these pro-life bills should be voted on!
SB 67, sponsored by State Senator Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis), requires inspections of abortion clinics and prohibits the sale or donation of fetal remains. The Onder bill received some attention on Tuesday evening but then it, too, had to be laid aside when opponents refused to allow the bill to be voted on.
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