Missouri moves closer to abortion prevention after eight weeks of pregnancy

Missouri Senate ran a bill early Thursday that prevents abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy.

The bill is called “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”, HB 126. It prohibits abortion after heartbeat detection. It allows exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancy due to rape or incest.

Republican makers who voted for the bill say that it prevents abortion after developing a fetus to a point where it can feel pain as well as acting as a "motivated" mechanism to prevent abortion in Missouri if Roe v.

The bill passed in the Senate under the control of GOP 24-10. All “yay” votes were from Republican senators, three of whom were women: Jeanie Riddle, Cindy Laughlin and Sandy Crawford.

He must go back to the state house for a bigger vote before he goes to GOP Gov Mike Parson.

Parson has given his support for the legislation, saying it would make Missouri “the strongest states of life” in the United States.

"I made a promise to every Missour that I would continue to praise and promote a life culture here in Missouri," said Parson at a news conference on Wednesday.

Other states have similar bills

The passage of the bill comes in the Missouri Senate the same day made law of Alabama's abortion bill, which is considered to be the most restrictive in the nation. Gov. Kay Ivey, Republican, the bill that could punish doctors who abort with life in prison.
Groups such as the ACLU and a Planned Parent pledged to sue, which the supporters of the new law require. Anti-abortion manufacturers and activists, who pushed the so-called fetal laws of Georgia and Ohio, expect any legal action against these new laws to the Supreme Court. They believe that the conservative majority of the court will Roe v. Wade finally canceled, the 1973 case which caused the legal abortion.
I Iowa, Republic Republic Kim Reynolds signed a “heartbeat” legislation in May last year, but a state judge passed the law in January. The judge wrote in his decision that defendants did not identify a strong reason for the ban, according to the Des Moines Register.
I MississippiMinister Phil Bryant signed a “heart bill” back in March. There would be exceptions to prevent a woman's death or serious risk of impairment.

"The heart of the heart is the universal hallmark of life from the beginning of the man," Bryant said in an address before signing the bill.

The Reproductive Rights Center "promised to bring Mississippi to court to ensure that it never enters into practice."

I other states, lawmakers in Arkansas, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky have introduced similar bills this year. The Kentucky version was stopped from being a law by a judge earlier this month.

Melissa Alonso CNN and Madeline Holcombe added this story.


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