Abortion-rights supporters Dina van der Zalm (right) and Allyson Junker stood on the steps of the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday in Jefferson City as state lawmakers in a special session considered whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation. The Missouri Senate late Wednesday turned to a rarely-used procedural move to kill a filibuster, forcing into law the waiting period.
Abortion-rights supporters Dina van der Zalm (right) and Allyson Junker stood on the steps of the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday in Jefferson City as state lawmakers in a special session considered whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation. The Missouri Senate late Wednesday turned to a rarely-used procedural move to kill a filibuster, forcing into law the waiting period. Jeff Roberson AP
Abortion-rights supporters Dina van der Zalm (right) and Allyson Junker stood on the steps of the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday in Jefferson City as state lawmakers in a special session considered whether to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation. The Missouri Senate late Wednesday turned to a rarely-used procedural move to kill a filibuster, forcing into law the waiting period. Jeff Roberson AP

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Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period

September 10, 2014 6:42 AM

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