JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri senators have returned to the Capitol to debate abortion legislation but haven’t yet taken action.
Senators met Monday to work on a wide-ranging abortion bill that would impose new regulations on the procedure, among a number of other provisions.
Senators didn’t take a vote on whether to adopt stricter proposals recommended by the House or to stick with a watered-down version that already received Senate approval. Differences in the House version include a provision that would make it a crime for abortion clinic staff to ask ambulances to respond to calls without lights or sirens.
House members passed the measure more than a month ago. Senate leaders say work has been delayed because of scheduling issues.
Senators are going back to work on the bill Tuesday.