Government & Politics

May 13, 2014

Missouri lawmakers extend abortion wait to 72 hours in deal tied to voting and union rules

Republicans tripled the waiting period to have an abortion, but they abandoned their push this year to enact tougher restrictions on public employee unions. Democrats will stop blocking efforts to place a six-day early voting period on the ballot, but Republicans must stop pressing a photo ID requirement to vote. With that grand bargain, Missouri legislators early Tuesday settled many of the most contentious issues facing the General Assembly before it adjourns Friday night.

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