Missouri house approves 8-week abortion ban, sending it to governor’s Desk

nearvideo Missouri Senate advances bill to ban abortions in the state

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The Missouri house on Friday approved a restrictive abortion law, banning abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy-one of a series of similar bills in red States, have triggered a heated national debate about the right to abortion.

The law was passes by the Senate on Thursday, and now, with the consent of the house to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who is expected to sign.


The legislation would make Missouri one of the most restrictive States in the country for abortions. The bill contains exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for rape and incest. It is also forbidding abortions based on race, gender, or diagnosis of possible Down’s syndrome.

While women who had an abortion would not be prosecuted, which could meet according to the law, the doctors as much as 15 years in prison for performing an abortion after eight weeks and beyond. Democrats against the law to handle the legislation in blistering conditions.

“Wash, bleach, sour, bitter, brew, knitting needles, Bicycle spokes, ballpoint pen, jump from the top of the stairs or on the roof,” democratic Rep. Sarah Unsicker said. “These are the ways in which women around the world does not have access to legal abortions of their own.”

The bill’s passage in the house a bill, Wednesday, would be “outlaw comes to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed” – almost all of the abortions, which they threatened with imprisonment for the term up to 99 years in prison, unless the health of the mother. The law does not grant exceptions in cases of rape or incest.


“This legislation stands as a powerful Testament to Alabamians’ deep-rooted belief that every life is valuable and every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement.

In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp this month under a “heartbeat” bill into law that prohibits abortions is detected in the state after a stroke, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy is characterized. That bill allowed exceptions in case of rape, incest and when the mother’s life is in danger.


“Georgia is a state worth living in,” said Kemp, before he Cast his signature on the LIFE. “We stand for those who are not able to speak for themselves.”

The bills mark the latest shots in a looming dispute about the legacy of Roe v Wade. The Alabama was written to ignite again-the battle of the controversial 1973 Supreme court decision that legalized abortion across the country. Ivey noted that the bill is unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade, and will not come into force unless it is turned over.

Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio also prohibits approved abortion once a heartbeat can be detected. Laws in North Dakota and Iowa were stretched by the courts. Some conservatives hope that the Supreme court moved to reconsider the right to Kavanaugh in the light of the recent appointment of judge Neil from gorsuch and Board, there is now a chance the court in Roe and fall.

But GOP Rep. Nick Schroer said the Missouri bill, “made to withstand court challenges and not to you.”

“While others are focusing on ways to overturn Roe v. Wade, and navigate the courts as quickly as possible, that is not our goal,” Schroer said. “But, when that fight comes, we will be fully ready. This legislation has one goal, and the goal is to save lives.”


Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Leana Wen on Thursday, Gov. pastor accused of riding the “shame wave of success of 25 white men in the state of Alabama, to prohibit the vote only, safe, legal abortion.”

If the courts do not allow Missouri legislation take effect, it contains a number of less-restrictive time limits (14, 18, and 20 weeks) , can the probability and the favor of the courts.

Fox News’ Caleb Parke, Vandana Rambaran and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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