Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, has been supportive of restricting abortions in the state.

In the wake of the bill being passed, Amanda Reyes, president of the group had received many donations - some as big as $15,000. Missouri also passed legislation prohibiting abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, including in cases of rape, incest and sex trafficing.

With a newly conservative majority on the US Supreme Court, far-right state legislators believe that when their anti-abortion laws are inevitably challenged by civil rights lawyers (which is already happening), the highest court in the country might actually rule in their favor.

Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur in about the sixth week of pregnancy. And she reiterated an earlier pledge to only nominate Supreme Court justices who will support Roe v. Wade.

"The overwhelming majority of Americans have no desire to return to the world before Roe v. Wade", Warren wrote. Three other states passed similar laws in previous years, Porter said. While women won't be criminally charged if they get an abortion, any doctor who performs an abortion could be charged with multiple felonies and face up to 99 years in prison-effectively banning the procedure.

The ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

Even though Kavanaugh promised in his confirmation hearings to uphold Supreme Court precedents, or the doctrine of stare decisis, which admonishes judges to adhere to prior court decisions, there are growing signs that this is yet one more norm conservatives are thinking about casting aside.

In April, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a almost identical piece of legislation into law.

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"That's exactly what Republicans have voted on in this House; that's what our platform says", McCarthy continued.

State senator Bob Onder (R., Lake St. Louis) said the legislation is the culmination of an incremental approach to protecting the lives of unborn children. Their vote came only hours after Alabama's governor signed the most stringent abortion ban in the nation on Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases. It also requires that both parents be notified for a minor to get an abortion, but a change was made after hours of late-night negotiations to remove the requirement when a parent lacks legal or physical custody. "There are now cases at the Supreme Court, including one from Alabama, that would raise the same issue if the court wants to review it", he said. North Dakota and Iowa also have six-week abortion bans, according to BuzzFeed. Andrew Koenig described it on Thursday as "one of the strongest" abortion bills yet passed in the U.S.

"To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God", Ivey said in a statement.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and another presidential contender, said the laws were "ignoring science" and "punishing women".

USA abortion-rights activists had already vowed to go court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, which ranks as the nation's strictest anti-abortion law.

Missouri follows a raft of state level anti-choice enactments against abortion this year.

If the house approves Bill HB 126, it will see Missouri enforce some of the most strictest laws on abortion in the US.

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