Legislature Overrides Nixon Veto on Pro-Life, Religious Liberties Bill

I was pleased yesterday to vote to override Governor Nixon’s veto of SB 749, a pro-life bill that protects the First Amendment rights of all Missourians. I’m also happy to report that a major part of the bill (I’d argue the most important part) was an amendment I sponsored which guarantees that no Missourian will ever be forced to pay for anyone else’s elective abortion. The amendment is on page 6, and declares that “an enrollee who is a member of a group health plan with coverage for elective abortions has the right to exclude and not pay for coverage for elective abortions if such coverage is contrary to his or her moral, ethical, or religious beliefs.”