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KCUR Morning Newscast 4-22-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has vetoed a bill allowing a patient, her spouse or her family to sue an abortion provider if they believe that provider is violating restrictions on late-term abortions.

A Missouri House passed a bill making it a crime for anyone to physically harm, threaten to harm, withhold financial assistance from, evict, fire, or in any other way coerce a pregnant woman into terminating a pregnancy.

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is urging the General Assembly to craft laws making certain sex crimes against children punishable by death.

Much of the multi-billion dollar Midwestern farm economy is at stake in the 2007 Farm Bill. That's why farm groups are watching debate in Congress closely this week.

Former Kansas City Mayor and State Senator Charles Wheeler won't be on the ballot as a candidate for treasurer after failing to file a personal financial disclosure.

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