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 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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