A bill introduced in the State Senate would require abortion providers to tell the state what type of procedures were used and why women are requesting them. Sponsor Senator Chuck Gross of St. Charles says this bill is not intended to stop abortions. But Allison Gee, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, says that is the intent of the bill. Backers admit they would like to see that. Gee says lawmakers should be concentrating on better efforts to get effective contraception into thehands of women to prevent pregancies in the first place. One Senator points out if they had this reporting system and it showed lack of contraception was the reason for getting abortions, they might be able to do that.
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