Eight Week Abortion Bill Passed By Missouri Senate

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The Missouri Senate on Thursday passed a law banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, following in the footsteps of a slew of states that have passed extremely restrictive abortion bills lately.

The Republican-controlled Senate passed the measure, named “Missouri Stands With The Unborn,” in a 24 to 10 vote. If it passes another vote in the House, also led by Republicans, it will go to the desk of Republican governor Mike Parson, who has indicated he will sign it.

Like Alabama’s so-called “heartbeat bill” signed into law on Wednesday, the most restrictive in the nation, the Missouri law does not make exceptions for rape and incest, but does include a single exception for medical emergencies. A doctor who performs an abortion after eight weeks can be punished with between five and 15 years in prison.

Women who procure an abortion after eight weeks would not face criminal charges.

Read More: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/missouri-senate-passes-8-week-abortion-ban/

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