Missouri's Republican-led Senate passed one of the nation's strictest abortion bans, to the shock and horror of many.
The GOP majority passed the bill, called Missouri Stands With The Unborn, by a 24-10 margin early Thursday morning, and would outlaw nearly all abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
The bill -- which like similar bans recently passed in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio will likely prompt a court challenge -- must still be approved by the Missouri House it goes to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who supports the measure.
The legislation allows exceptions in cases of medical emergency but not for rape or incest.
Missouri poised to join Alabama as a Rapists’ Rights state. https://t.co/fd9LtjzoPl— Connie Schultz (@Connie Schultz)1558004166.0
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The Missouri Senate just passed a bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks gestation when many women don’t even know they’r… https://t.co/9Xl6dQxJQG— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1558001358.0
Missouri, Alabama, Georgia…it’s no accident that the former slave/Jim Crow states are passing the most draconian la… https://t.co/NudypZB1sC— Pièce de Résistance (@Pièce de Résistance)1558003821.0
Imagine thinking your state is “pro-life” when it’s 5th in gun violence, restricts birth control access, and blocks… https://t.co/2qrWm3S8D0— Jess Piper (@Jess Piper)1557951331.0
@jax_persists My state, Missouri, passed it overnight. I am physically sick over it— FriskeyGalWrites (@FriskeyGalWrites)1558008079.0
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