Thursday, July 3, 2014
On Wednesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have established a 72-hour wait period for all women seeking abortions. According to the governor, the bill was "a disrespectful measure that would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women."
Missouri law already requires women to wait 24-hours after their initial visit with an abortion provider before the procedure may be performed. Only Utah and South Dakota currently require women to wait 72 hours.