Marsha Haefner Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked By Marshall Griffin • Mar 6, 2014 Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while its Senate counterpart is stalled. Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Requirement That DSS Workers Must Also Provide Voter Registration Services By Marshall Griffin • Aug 26, 2013 Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.