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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions in eight weeks of pregnancy

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The Missouri Senate, a bill was passed to prohibit early Thursday, abortion, and eight weeks of pregnancy.

The Republican-led Senate approved the legislation 24-10. It needs at least one more vote in the house of representatives, also led by Republicans, before he head to Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s Desk.

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The bill contains exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors who perform abortions after eight weeks of five to 15 years in prison.

Parson, who supports the bill, has said that he believes that gives Missouri the opportunity to be “one of the strongest pro-life States in the country.”

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Senate Democrats, including sen. Jill Schupp, a St. Louis-area, attacked the bill on Wednesday.

“Much of this bill is only the need for women to adjust in a kind of complacency that says, we are vessels of the pregnancy instead of understanding that the lives of women all have different stories,” Schupp said.

“We added no color with a broad brush and disturb by it has a law that tells you what you can and can’t do,” she said.

The Missouri bill comes as abortion opponents across the country push for new restrictions, in the hope that the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court is Roe v. Wade, overturning character in 1973, control, legalized abortion to be true.

Hours before the Missouri state Senate to make legislation, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed into law a controversial abortion bill, performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime with a prison sentence of 10 to 99 years or life imprisonment.

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The draft law contains an exception when the pregnancy creates a serious health risk for the woman, but not an exception for rape or incest. Only those punished would carry out the abortion, not the woman receiving it.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia approved bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen, in the sixth week of pregnancy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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