medical conscience bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Gives First-Round Approval To 'Health Care Conscience' Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-gives-first-round-approval-health-care-conscience-bill <p>Medical personnel who wish to opt out of participating in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs are one step closer to being allowed to do so legally in&nbsp;Missouri.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:42:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Gives First-Round Approval To 'Health Care Conscience' Bill Missouri House Committee Examines Medical Conscience Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-committee-examines-medical-conscience-bill <p>Legislation to allow medical professionals to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or personal beliefs was heard Wednesday by a Missouri House committee.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:03:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Committee Examines Medical Conscience Bill Mo. House passes medical conscience bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-medical-conscience-bill <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has passed legislation<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1541&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs</a>.</p><p>The bill re-ignited intense debate over women&rsquo;s reproductive rights.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=078">State Rep.&nbsp;Margo McNeil&nbsp;</a>(D, Hazelwood)&nbsp;argued that allowing health professionals to opt out of performing certain procedures could result in a public health threat. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:25:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes medical conscience bill