Missouri State Senator Proposes Informed Consent Legislation

February 5, 2001

Missouri State Senator Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau) has proposed informed consent legislation. Senate Bill 34 would require physicians to inform women of the link between abortion and breast cancer. At least 24 hours before the expected procedure physicians would be required to inform a woman considering an abortion about the increased risk of breast cancer linked with the proposed abortion. Physicians will be required to certify in writing that their patients gave their full consent without coercion. 

Senator Kinder is the Minority Caucus Whip.

Further information can be obtained from the Missouri State Senate web site.

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