Abortion providers will face new regulations for their clinics and new restrictions on teaching sex education classes under a bill signed into law by Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican. The measure places more abortion clinics under government oversight by classifying them as ambulatory surgical centers. It also bars people affiliated with abortion providers from teaching or supplying materials for public school sex education courses. Missouri Right to Life, which backed the measure, argued that groups like Planned Parenthood had a conflict of interest in supplying sex education materials because they could make money if female students went to their clinics.
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