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Missouri House passes abortion restrictions


Jefferson City, Mo. –

The Missouri House gives final approval to a bill imposing more restrictions on abortion.

The bill now goes to Governor Blunt, who called lawmakers into a special session specifically to act on anti-abortion proposals. The Senate passed the measure last week.

The legislation limits the places in Missouri where doctors may perform abortions.

It also allows parents to sue anyone who helps a minor daughter obtain an abortion without the parents' consent.

In all, 89 Republicans and 26 Democrats voted "yes" in favor of the measure. Voting "no" were three Republicans and 32 Democrats.

Eleven lawmakers (five Republicans, six Democrats) did not vote.

To hear a report from Missy Shelton, click on the 'listen' icon above.



Brian Baker, Belton
Carl Bearden, St. Charles
Bob Behnen, Kirksville
Walt Bivins, St. Louis
Lanie Black, Charleston
Mark Bruns, Jefferson City
Kathy Chinn, Clarence
Shannon Cooper, Clinton
Wayne Cooper, Camdenton
Nathan Cooper, Cape Girardeau
Mike Cunningham, Marshfield
Jane Cunningham, Chesterfield
Cynthia Davis, O'Fallon
David Day, Dixon
Bill Deeken, Jefferson City
Tom Dempsey, St. Charles
Charles Denison, Springfield
Mike Dethrow, Alton
Bob Dixon, Springfield
Gary Dusenberg, Blue Springs
Ed Emery, Lamar
Doug Ervin, Holt
Sally Faith, St. Charles
Barney Fisher, Richards
Timothy Flook, Liberty
Ward Franz, West Plains
Jack Goodman, Mount Vernon
Jim Guest, King City
Steve Hobbs, Mexico
Steve Hunter, Joplin
Allen Icet, Wildwood
Jack Jackson, Wildwood
Rod Jetton, Marble Hill
Ken Jones, Clarksburg
Van Kelly, Norwood
Gayle Kingery, Poplar Bluff
William Kraus, Raytown
Brad Lager, Maryville
Jim Lembke, St. Louis
Scott Lipke, Jackson
Tom Loehner, Koeltztown
Bob May, Rolla
Michael McGhee, Odessa
Danie Moore, Fulton
Brian Munzlinger, Williamstown
Scott Muschany, Frontenac
Peter Myers, Sikeston
Bob Nance, Excelsior Springs
Brian Nieves, Washington
Jerry Nolte, Gladstone
Michael Parson, Bolivar
David Pearce, Warrensburg
Susan Phillips, Kansas City
Darrell Pollock, Lebanon
Charles Portwood, Ballwin
Bryan Pratt, Blue Springs
John Quinn, Chillicothe
Rex Rector, Harrisonville
Ronald Richard, Joplin
Brad Roark, Springfield
Ed Robb, Columbia
Marilyn Ruestmann, Joplin
Scott Rupp, Wentzville
Therese Sander, Moberly
David Sater, Cassville
Rob Schaaf, St. Joseph
Rodney Schad, Versailles
Charles Schlottach, Owensville
Tom Self, Cole Camp
Ryan Silvey, Kansas City
Joe Smith, St. Peters
Todd Smith, Sedalia
Jodi Stefanick, Ballwin
Bryan Stevenson, Joplin
Neal St. Onge, Ballwin
Mike Sutherland, Warrenton
Kevin Threlkeld, Washington
Steven Tilley, Perryville
Jim Viebrock, Republic
Maynard Wallace, Thornfield
Jay Wasson, Nixa
Don Wells, Cabool
Charles Weter, Nixa
Larry Wilson, Flemington
Kevin Wilson, Neosho
Dennis Wood, Kimberling City
Mark Wright, Springfield
Billy Wright, Dexter
Brian Yates, Lee's Summit


Joe Aull, Marshall
Rachel Bringer, Palmyra
Michael Brown, Kansas City
Ron Casey, Crystal City
Michael Corcoran, St. Ann
Curt Dougherty, Independence
Tom George, Florissant
Belinda Harris, Hillsboro
Wayne Henke, Troy
Rodney Hubbard, St. Louis
John Kuessner, Eminence
Al Liese, Maryland Heights
Tim Meadows, Imperial
Kate Meiners, Kansas City
Brad Robinson, Bonne Terre
Jeff Roorda, Barnhart
Martin Rucker, St. Joseph
Sue Schoemehl, St. Louis
Harold Selby, Cedar Hill
Wes Shoemyer, Clarence
Michael Spreng, Florissant
Terry Swinger, Caruthersville
Tom Villa, St. Louis
Michael Vogt, St. Louis
Gina Walsh, St. Louis
Patricia Yaeger, St. Louis


Otto Bean, Holcomb
Kathlyn Fares, Webster Groves
Robert Johnson, Lee's Summit


Judy Baker, Columbia
Craig Bland, Kansas City
John Bowman, Normandy
Amber Boykins, St. Louis
Sharon Brooks, Kansas City
John Burnett, Kansas City
Maria Chappelle-Nadal, University City
Melba Curls, Kansas City
Bruce Darrough, Florissant
Michael Daus, St. Louis
Margaret Donnelly, St. Louis
Yaphett El-Amin, St. Louis
Barbara Fraser, St. Louis
Jeff Harris, Columbia
Esther Haywood, St. Louis
Ted Hoskins, St. Louis
Leonard Hughes IV, Kansas City
Connie Johnson, St. Louis
Rick Johnson, High Ridge
Cathy Jolly, Kansas City
Sara Lampe, Sringfield
Paul LeVota, Independence
Beth Low, Kansas City
Jenee Lowe, Kansas City
Jeanette Oxford, St. Louis
Rachel Storch, St. Louis
Juanita Walton, St. Louis
Jim Whorton, Trenton
Terry Witte, Vandalia
Robin Wright Jones, St. Louis
Terry Young, Raytown
Clint Zweifel, Florissant


Jim Avery, Crestwood
Jason Brown, Platte City
B.J. Marsh, Springfield
Sherman Parker, St. Charles
Vicki Schneider, O'Fallon


Fred Kratky, St. Louis
Sam Page, Creve Coeur
Ray Salva, Sugar Creek
Trent Skaggs, North Kansas City
Wes Wagner, DeSoto
Ed Wildberger, St. Joseph