Missouri Senate endorses 'conscience' objections bill
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
With several thousand Missourians coming to the Capitol for Tuesday’s mid-day “Rally for Religious Liberty,” state Senate leaders focused on the proposed law protecting employers from being forced to provide health care coverage they don’t believe in.
The measure, which won first-round approval after the rally, concentrates on “contraceptive” services — including family planning, sterilization and abortion — that some oppose on religious and/or moral grounds.
“I think there’s a tremendous amount of misinformation,” sponsor John Lamping, R-Ladue, said. “It’s not been made clear in the public discourse that, today, women receive contraceptive services when their need for them (is) the result of a medical issue.”