July 15, 2010

THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AT THE CULTURE WAR SURRENDER:

Missouri governor lets abortion law take effect (DAVID A. LIEB, 7/14/10, Associated Press)

Missouri abortion clinics will face new mandates to offer women ultrasound images and heartbeats of their fetuses as a result of legislation allowed to become law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Democratic governor, facing his first decision on an abortion bill, sidestepped a direct endorsement of the new requirements by citing a Missouri constitutional provision allowing bills to become law without the governor's signature.

The legislation is part of a national trend among abortion opponents to encourage women to reconsider their decisions through the use of modern medical technology. [...]

"[T]here are various aspects of this law that are troubling, difficult and are really just intended to make it harder for women to get safe legal abortions," said Paula Gianino, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.


Duh.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 15, 2010 5:35 AM
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