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Mo. governor to fight St. Louis abortion ‘sanctuary’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has pledged to lead a fight to repeal a bill passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen essentially making St. Louis a "sanctuary city" for abortion, with critics contending it threatens the religious freedom of citizens and institutions opposing it. Known as Board Bill 203, it places pregnancy and reproductive health -- including the decision to abort a child -- alongside already protected classes such as race, gender, religion and disability in St. Louis' anti-discrimination ordinance.