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MO Midwifery Bill Lives — Thanks to Senator’s Lies

May 15th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From STLOG: (Riverfront Times)

Sen. John Loudon, the Chesterfield Republican who tricked the Missouri Legislature into voting to legalize midwifery, knew exactly why I was calling this morning.

When I spoke with Loudon on Friday afternoon for this blog post, he said Democratic senator Chuck Graham of Columbia had successfully blocked passage of his proposed legislation, and that as a last resort he planned to attach the bill this week in the form of an amendment.

The truth is that Loudon had already slipped it into the big health-insurance package the Senate passed on Thursday.

Loudon apologized for lying.

“I knew that I had put the provision in when we talked, but I wasn’t sure it would become law. The house was still debating it. I felt badly,” Loudon says. Read more…

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