July 14, 2011
Gov. Nixon's statement on House Bill 213 and Senate Bill 65, passed by General Assembly
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on House Bill 213 and SB 65, passed by the General Assembly, specifying that no abortion of a viable, unborn child can be performed or induced except in certain specified situations.
"This legislation was approved by an overwhelming, bi-partisan majority in both houses," Gov. Nixon said. "Although people have differing views on this issue, it's important that we work together to provide accurate health information, promote personal responsibility, protect women's health, and improve foster care, adoption and child protection services."
House Bill 213 and Senate Bill 65 will be allowed to take effect pursuant to Article III, Section 31 of the Missouri Constitution.