Insurance Bill Triggers Contraception Debate

JEFFERSON CITY— A debate mixing the issues of access to birth control and abortion with those of religious freedom and states’ rights would be an emotional undertaking any time. But it becomes all the more tense when it happens in the middle of a political campaign season.

Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would modify state laws regarding abortion, contraception and sterilization. On Wednesday, members of the Missouri General Assembly will meet for their annual veto session and are expected to try to override Nixon. There’s a good chance they’ll succeed. Read more on Columbia Missourian


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