Governor Jay Nixon (D) has offered a statement on the bill that would increase the waiting period for abortions in Missouri from one day to three.
Nixon writes, “House Bill 1307 will get the same comprehensive review given to all bills that reach my desk. However, it is clear that by failing to include an exception for rape and incest, this extreme proposal would separate Missouri from all but one other state in the nation. I have profound concerns about its impact on women and especially the victims of these heinous crimes.”
Nixon has let previous legislation placing restrictions on abortion become law without taking action on them.
The House voted Wednesday night to complete legislative passage of that bill to the governor.