- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A measure requiring women seeking an abortion to watch a video with information about the procedure and alternatives is moving forward in the Missouri House

A House committee on Tuesday gave initial approval to the first piece of abortion-related legislation this session. It requires the state’s health department to create a video containing state-mandated information about abortion.

The video would have to be shown to the woman at least 72 hours before the abortion. The information already is provided verbally and in a written packet.

Supporters say the additional method of providing the information will ensure women understand it. Opponents say it’s another way to shame and intimidate women seeking to end a pregnancy.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide