Missouri State Senate Passes a Near-Total Abortion Ban

Now that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed a near-total ban on abortion into law, Missouri is the latest state to follow suit.

The state’s Republican Governor Mike Parson called for a vote on a bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, potentially making Missouri “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country.” After negotiations that continued into the night, the state’s Republican-led legislature passed the bill early Thursday, adding Missouri to the roster of states, including Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia that have enacted punitive abortion rules. As in Alabama, the measure includes exceptions only for “medical emergencies,” not rape or incest.

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