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Lawmakers argue to get MU out of abortion business

Date: September 15, 2015
By: Melissa Zygowicz
State Capitol Bureau

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Conservative lawmakers are making an effort to get the University of Missouri out of the abortion business.
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Wrap: Conservative Senator Kurt Schaefer says that employees of the University of Missouri recruited a doctor from St. Louis through e-mail to resume abortions at the Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia.

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Description: "There's about three inches of those documents that represents about a six month e-mail string with employees of the University actually recruiting Dr. McNicholas to come to Columbia from St. Louis, not move to Columbia but to come to the facility, the Planned Parenthood facility, specifically for the purpose of resuming abortions at that facility."

Schaefer says Missouri law prohibits public services and funds from participating in abortion.

He believes the University is violating this law.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.

 

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One Missouri lawmaker says that the University of Missouri is violating state law by participating in abortion services.
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Wrap: Conservative Senator Kurt Schaefer says that the University of Missouri was involved in recruiting a new doctor to perform abortions at the Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia through e-mail.

He says this is a violation of Missouri law.

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Description: "Here's essentially what we found out through the work of the committee. There are two different provisions in chapter 188 which is a chapter in the Missouri statutes which prohibits public entities from participating in or coercing or in any way supporting abortion as well as using public funds."

Schaefer says he does not believe the University is the appropriate place to be involved with abortions.

He hopes the University will do the right thing by not violating state laws. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.


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