Missouri 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 1307)

Last updated: Apr 17, 2014


State

Missouri

Number

HB 1307

Status

Current

Topics

Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

house.mo.gov

HB 1307 increases the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. The bill contains no exception for rape or incest.

STATUS

After the law was initially passed by the Missouri legislature, Gov. Nixon vetoed the legislation, criticizing it for being “extreme and disrespectful.”(Source.) On September 10, 2014 the legislature overrode Gov. Nixon’s veto. The law went into effect on October 10, 2014.

Companion bill to SB 519.


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