A Missouri House committee heard testimony today on a bill that would make it illegal to abort a fetus deemed capable of living outside the womb.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or constitutes a medical threat to the mother.
The Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court urged lawmakers to leave the state's non-partisan court plan alone during his State of the Judiciary Address today at the State Capitol.
Chief Justice William Ray Price, Jr., spent more than half of his address defending the Missouri Plan.
Critics lined up today at the Missouri Capitol to speak out against legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
A similar law passed in 2006 was struck down by the State Supreme Court.
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