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Loudon works to undo midwife law


St. Louis, MO. – A senator who was stripped of his leadership post after sneaking a midwives provision into law is trying to make amends.

Senator John Loudon has filed legislation that would undo the law legalizing midwifery by some trained people.

By no coincidence, Loudon has been restored as chairman of the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industrial Relations Committee.

Loudon and Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons struck a deal allowing Loudon to regain his leadership role if he made amends for secretly pushing the midwives law.

Loudon used obscure language to insert the provision into a bill. The law later was struck down by a Cole County judge and is being appealed to the state Supreme Court.