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A 14-year-old Washington boy died of leukemia in 2007 after a judge ruled the state could not compel him or his legal guardian to accept blood transfusions that ran counter to their faith as Jehovah’s Witnesses .

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow medical workers to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or ethical beliefs.

Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.