A Missouri House committee has passed a bill that would bar abortions of fetuses deemed capable of living outside the womb.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother.
A state House member wants to amend the Missouri Constitution to let parents receive public funding to send children to religious schools.
The proposal by Jefferson City Republican Jay Barnes would repeal a prohibition on public money going to religious schools. If approved by the full House and Senate, it would go on a statewide ballot.
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