Mo. Lawmakers Advance Birth Control Coverage, Services Bills

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Separate bills permitting Missouri employers to refuse insurance coverage for birth control and other medical services and allowing the state's medical professionals to refuse to perform such procedures each passed through their respective legislative chambers Thursday.

The Missouri Senate bill, which protects employers, government agencies and employees from being required to offer or accept health care services that include abortion, contraception, sterilization or other services that run contrary to their faith, and the House bill, which allows medical professional to abstain from participating in medical procedures...
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